Influencers Are Being Cautioned About Taking Pictures At A Siberian Toxic Waste Dump

July 12, 2019 / Posted by:

Influencers everywhere are generally more concerned with style over substance. Eastern European influencers in particular seem more concerned with style over having their entire epidermis become infected and inflamed by noxious chemicals or radiation poisoning. According to the New York Post, there’s a lake in Siberia that takes on an unearthly aquamarine color and Instagram influencers are flocking to it to get the shot. Only problem is, the lake isn’t actually a lake, it’s a man-made toxic waste dump and the water is that color because of the ash and chemicals dumped into it by the local coal plant. And the coal plant has issued a warning to Instagrammers to stay way from the water. Nethertheless, they persisted.

NYP reports:

The lake, dubbed the Novosibirsk Maldives, is used to dump ash from a nearby coal plant, and contains chemicals that can cause allergic reactions, according to a statement posted to Russian social network VKontakte by the Siberian Generating Company.

“In the last week, our ash dump of the Novosibirsk TEZ-5 has become the star of social networks,” the statement said. “But you CANNOT swim in the ash dump. Its water has high alkaline environment. This is due to the fact that calcium salts and other metal oxides are dissolved in it. Skin contact with such water may cause an allergic reaction!”


I’m not sure if the ALL CAPS emphasis is from the NYP or the coal plant, but either way, I think they mean business. The saddest part of this is that the lake kind of looks like a toxic waste dump. If you’ve ever seen pictures of (or been to) Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies, or any other of the thousands of glacial lakes the world has to offer, you’ve seen what a bunch of minerals and sediment can do to the color of the water. Many of those lakes are surrounded by nature’s bounty like mountains, trees, and wildlife. The Novosibirsk Maldives, not so much. It kind of looks like someplace you might dump a body.

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#汙染的打卡聖地🇷🇺 「網美們別再來了,這裡有汙染!」在俄羅斯的新西伯利亞附近,有一座最近成為IG網美打卡聖地的湖泊,湛藍的湖面和周遭的綠景有如人間仙境,吸引了世界各地網紅和婚紗攝影到此留影,也有人在湖水中拍下愜意快樂的畫面——但西伯利亞發電廠嚴正警告,這湖不是什麼天造秘境,其實是為了排放汙染廢料的人工湖。圖為湖邊玩耍的快樂遊客。 . 這座人工湖位於新西伯利亞(Novosibirsk ),由於景色「別緻」、拍照看起來很像度假聖地,因此又有「新西伯利亞的馬爾地夫」之稱(Novosibirsk Maldives)。近月以來已成為眾多網紅網美(俄國人居多)趨之若鶩的打卡點,在湖邊瑜珈、婚攝、嬉戲等各類美照攻佔了這片景點。 . 但隨著湖泊的爆紅,當地的發電場公司也發出嚴正警告:這座湖泊其實不是什麼奇蹟美景,而是為了傾倒發電廠廢料的人工湖,「你覺得那很美的顏色,是汙染物造成的。」並且奉勸想來拍照的人們,盡量別再靠近這邊,以免建康受到影響。 . 根據西伯利亞發電公司的說明,湖泊中含有大量的煤渣,顏色會呈現湛藍色,是因為湖中的鈣鹽和金屬氧化物所導致;官方指出水質沒有毒性,但也強調最好不要輕易下水,對皮膚依然有可能造成危害。而且湖底極為泥濘,「掉進去的話,要出來是不可能的!」 . 不過,這個警告從6月公布以來,似乎效果相當有限。從IG的打卡紀錄來看,不只是湖邊瑜珈婚攝了,遊湖划水的畫面,也還是無恐無懼地大方出現。有留意到危險性的遊客,則表示「只要不碰到水應該都還好。」該湖泊目前沒有做出封鎖關閉,無奈的發電廠官方也表示,只能良心勸阻——至少別進去游泳。 . photo credit: AFP . #俄羅斯 #新西伯利亞 #汙染 #網美 #網紅 #環境 #Novosibirsk #ТЭЦ5 #maldives_nsk #NovosibirskMaldives #Maldives #Siberia #lake #國際新聞 #udnglobal #轉角國際

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Since the only real danger is falling in and getting a chemical burn, there’s really no harm being done. It’s not like when thousands of influencers came to California to take pictures of the Super Bloom and trampled all the flowers. Or the time Miley Cyrus climbed a Joshua Tree and angered the park staff. Or that time Justin Bieber caused more harm to Iceland than the 2008 financial crisis. The Novosibirsk Maldives are already a dump. Literally. But it’s all hashtags and emojis until somebody gets splashed in the face and loses an eye.

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Вот и я сделала фотосессию на этом знаменитом бирюзовом озере #безфильтров Таком невероятно красивом и вредном, благодаря выбросам с ТЭЦ-5 ☢️ Его даже прозвали Сибирские Мальдивы и показали по телевизору 😅Наверное уже весь город побывал на этом озере и сделал селфи, пока мы там снимали, приехало наверное машин 10. Как на достопримечательность посмотреть и заселфиться и никого не смущала табличка «ОСТОРОЖНО ⚠ ОПАСНО ДЛЯ ЖИЗНИ!» 😅🙆‍♀️Ну и нас в принципе тоже не особо смутила, чего только не сделаешь ради красивой съёмки😍Даже немного здоровьем пожертвуешь в таких случаях как этот… ⠀ Костюм в стиле Бохо Шик и ловец снов полностью моих рук дело🙌 Кто захочет фотосессию в таком стиле предоставлю все бесплатно 👌 Модель прекрасная этот шикарный макияж она делала сама😍 @lavrikovahelen спасибо за помощь и поддержку🙌😊 @evashafran спасибо за наводку на озеро 😊🙌 ⠀ #фотографнск #фотосессияновосибирск #фотографновосибирск #фотосессиянск #фотоденьнск #тэц5 #сибирскиемальдивы #бп0619

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