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Russian river runs red, locals suspect nearby metal plant

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 09, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Sep 08, 2016

A river near the Siberian town of Norilsk turned bright red on Tuesday, stunning local residents and puzzling authorities. Some locals, though, are saying this isn’t the first time the Daldykan River has changed color suddenly. Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is suspicious that a nearby metals plant may have leaked an “unidentified chemical” that caused the water to change colors, but a full investigation has been ordered to find out why local residents are seeing red....






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