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Russian Officials Investigating Why The Waters Of The Daldykan River Have Dramatically Turned Red

Russian Officials Investigating Why The Waters Of The Daldykan River Have Dramatically Turned Red Daldykan River Have Dramatically Turned Red

If I didn’t know better, I would say the much awaited end time is finally here. Men are are marrying men, tsunami’s and hurricanes here and there, people using the name of God to make Wealth coupled with mysterious happenings gripping us each passing minute— I know better so let us just toss that thought into the trash.

The people of Russia woke up to see the change in the Daldykan River. The river which is at one of the most polluted regions in Russia now flows red.

An investigation has been launched by environmental authorities in Russia after a river in Siberia turned blood red.

The Daldykan River lies near Norilsk, an industrial centre and one of the most polluted cities in Russia.

While a scientific reason for the change in water colour has yet to be pinpointed, many have blamed the phenomenon on waste from a nearby factory.

Metallurgical plants, owned by regional conglomerate Norilsk Nikel, have been cited by locals on social media as the probable source of the red dye.

A statement released by Sergey Donskoy, head of Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources, said that according to preliminary information, a possible cause of the pollution was a “breakthrough slurry pipeline” at a Norilsk Nikel plant.

The company responded by denying the pollution was due to an “accidental discharge” at its Nadezhinskogo metallurgical facility but said it is “monitoring the state of the environment in the vicinity of the river”.

Mr Donskoy has ordered the river be checked and for the situation to be brought under the “personal control” of Artem Sidorov, head of the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service.

David Chambers, president of the Centre for Science in Public Participation and a mining expert, studied the photographs and told The Verge: “That’s a very typical colour for mine waste.”

Mr Chambers told the publication the colouration was probably caused by oxidised iron content within industrial run-off.

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