Local residents of Norilsk, Russian city inside the Arctic Circle, start publishing shocking pictures reveal colour of Daldyka River. Its waters has mysteriously turned blood red and it is far from the first time. People claim it has been caused by the waste from nickel factory known as Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant.
Norilsk is one of the most polluted cities on earth, built around production facilities mostly belonging to the vast metals company, Norilsk Nikel.
A user from local social media group named Evgeny Belikov, who claimed to have previously worked at the factory, said that plant workers referred to a reservoir connected to the factory as the “red sea” on account of its colour, produced by the ore.“In winter, the snow’s also red,” Belikov wrote on the social media group. “On the one hand, it’s beautiful, but on the other it’s chemical.”