Let’s visit the notorious Karabashsky copper complex.
The source of sulphur dioxide itself – the poisonous substance that destroyed all plants around. By the way it is often used for fruits conservation to prevent their darkening.
Those red strips look even scary.
Here they pour out everything that does not raise in the air. Some car comes and with no ceremonies they spill something looking like mercury on the ground. If it can be called the ground, it’s like another planet…
In 20 minutes of being here you start couthing. Rain does not dry out on clothes but leaves some spots. How do people work here? And why? They earn only 400-500 dollars and almost all of them are bald… And we don’t mention the ecology…
The ground 15 km around is greenish. Swamps, little rivers, lakes are red. Mountains and fields have no plants. But not so far from here is the Ilmensky state reserve – a very beautiful place!
It’s so sad!
Location: Karabash, the Chelyabinsk region