This town is so polluted that snow has turned green


This town is so polluted that snow has turned green

Authorities are facing major backlash.

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Published: Mon 25 Feb 2019, 1:21 PM

Last updated: Mon 25 Feb 2019, 5:17 PM

Last December, Russian authorities were slammed for concealing the effects of pollution by painting snow in white in the coal-mining region of Kemerovo, Siberia, reported Khaleej Times. Now, the authorities are facing major backlash after several Russian towns were seen with toxic green and black coloured snow.
According to reports in Daily Mail, residents in Pervouralsk were horrified to see that chemicals spilling from a chrome factory is turning white snow to an acid green colour. The reports comes after pollution from coal plants in Kemerovo turned white snow caps and streets into an eerie black colour.
While in Sibai, locals have been forced to wear masks after thick smog from a copper factory has been settled over the town since November. This has led to dozens of demonstrations across Siberia against polluters and sparked protests against plans to dump Moscow's trash to the poorer, but pristine northern areas.
The grim state has been called by environmentalists and even authorities as 'immoral' and urged officials to invest in waste separation and recycling operations instead. In an annual address on Wednesday, President Putin hit back at 'shady firms dumping rubbish wherever and however they can'.

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