All over the world, it seems that mother nature is in a state of wrath as there are natural calamities occurring here and there. From volcanic eruptions to earthquakes, to forest fires and even an attempt of several countries to go on war against each other.
Another odd incident that added up to the anxiousness of everyone is this river in Russia which has reportedly mysteriously turned Blood Red!
According to Yahoo News, startled residents of a Russian city inside the Arctic Circle have been posting photos of a local river that has mysteriously turned blood red.
Photos published on Russian social media appear to show the Daldykan River near the city of Norilsk flowing vivid burgundy. Russian authorities have yet to establish a reason for the river’s unusual appearance, but local people quickly linked it to a giant metals plant upstream.
Russia’s Environment Ministry said it was investigating a plant leak as the likely cause.
Norilsk is known as one of the most polluted cities on earth, built around factories mostly belonging to the vast metals company Norilsk Nickel. Some Norilsk residents wrote in a local social media group that they believed the river’s biblical shade is linked to runoff from a nearby smelting plant.
However, several news outlets already reached out to the administration of the factory but they declined to make a comment on the issue.
Residents started sharing their thoughts on social media and a local indigenous group even said they were sure the color was coming from the Hope metals plant which was located in the area. They also noted that it was not the first time they contaminated the region’s water.
Other users posted older photos seem to show the reservoir a similar color in an area that has large pipes running into it.
Meanwhile, Grigory Dukarev of the Association of the Indigenous Peoples of the Taimir Peninsula, which represents native communities in the area, told ABC News that he was preparing to submit a formal complaint to regional authorities asking them to investigate and was traveling to the river to record the pollution.
He said he was previously told that the runoff from the factories was not harmful and would cause minimal ecological damage. But he said he was skeptical.
“I’m going to ask the representative from the company to drink this water,” Dukarev said. “Will they drink this water? I doubt that.”
May this pollution problem and all the other calamities in the world be given solution in the fastest time possible so that no more individuals will be victimized by these unfortunate series of events.