‘River of Blood’ Mysteriously Flows in Russia
Viral| | By Matthew D'Onofrio
Russia’s Environment Ministry announced an investigation and it too believes that Norilsk Nickel is likely to blame. Reportedly, this is not the first time the water has been poisoned nor is it Norilsk’s first pollution incident. Back in 2007, they took responsibility for massive sulfur dioxide emissions and agreed to cut back, according to a BBC News report. Norilsk is regarded as the most polluted city in Russia by the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, with almost 2 million tons of carbon pollutants in 2010. In addition to dying the usually greenish-blue Daldykan River, pollution in Norilsk also affects the snow in the wintertime which is also red as told by area resident Evgeny Belikov on social media. “On the one hand, it’s beautiful, but on the other, it’s chemical,” said Belikov on the blood snow.