River in Russia Mysteriously Turns Blood Red

PHOTO: Photos posted by local residents on social media appear to show the Daldykan river close to Norilsk has turned blood red.Startled residents of a Russian city inside the Arctic Circle have been posting photos of a local river that has mysteriously turned blood red.
Photos published on Russian social media appear to the show the Daldykan River near the city of Norilsk flowing vivid burgundy. Russian authorities have yet to establish a reason for the river’s unusual appearance, but local people quickly linked it to a giant metals plant upstream. Russia’s Environment Ministry said it was investigating a plant leak as the likely cause.
Norilsk is known as one of the most polluted cities on earth, built around factories mostly belonging to the vast metals company Norilsk Nickel. Some Norilsk residents wrote in a local social media group that they believed the river’s biblical shade is linked to runoff from a nearby smelting plant.
Some suggested the color was being produced by wastewater mixed with mineral ore leaking into the river from the Hope Metals Plant….. [read more]

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