Russian River Turns Bright Orange After Poisonous Acid Leak from Old Abandoned Mines https://t.co/a7UdhCn3AQ— Aurobinda Bose (@AurobindaBose1) July 19, 2020
The travel blogger also shared a series of images on Instagram stating that the mine “is flooded and now acid rivers flow from it, poisoning everything it touches.”
Specialists will be taking samples to establish whether the treatment of the acidic water from the mine complies with the rules.
As per the local media, the Sverdlovsk regional government had ordered for the mine to be sealed off but, Moscow refused to do so saying that they were still valuable resources available there.
Last month, a major oil spill took place in the Arctic which raised concerns about the industrial pollution in Russia. Companies are often punished with small fines and hazardous waste is left unaddressed for years due to dirty politics and bureaucracy.