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Eerie black snow falls over Siberian region

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Ghostly pictures of dark snowscapes - which should be pristine white - as blame pointed at failure to filter fumes at coal plant.

Prosecutors in Kemerovo region are reportedly checking the cause of black snow over three cities in the coalmining region - Prokopyevsk, Kiselyovsk and Leninsk-Kuznetsky. 

Local media have blamed the gloom on local plants processing coal.

Director general of Prokopyevskaya factory Anatoly Volkov explained to Vesti-KUzbass TV channel that a shield stopped working at his plant protecting the air from coal powder. 

https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/eerie-black-snow-falls-over-siberian-region-triggering-acute-pollution-concerns-from-locals/

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South Alabam

Just imagine what local residents lungs must look like.

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1 hour ago, South Alabam said:

Just imagine what local residents lungs must look like.

Poor people.  When we were in Beijing in 2000 for our adoption trip, it was early December and there was a perpetual smog that was so bad your eyes would burn and water as soon as you walked outdoors.  It's what London air must have been like during the late 1800s, I guess.  Black snow is just... depressing...

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AllPossible

I got the black lung poppa. *cough *cough

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mdbuilder

Looks like maybe they sand the roads out there in Siberia. Once the sand/snow slush melts, what's left is sand.

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Jon the frog

Britain was pitch black too in the industrial revolution. Some moth species just turned all black because of a phenotype advantage in a coal tainted environment.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peppered_moth_evolution

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lolaivanna

ewww not nice or healthy for the residents.

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RoofGardener

 Another triumph for Joseph Stalin and the USSR ! 

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MissJatti

Breathing all that coal, could be worse than smoking.

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1 hour ago, MissJatti said:

Breathing all that coal, could be worse than smoking.

Between increased smoking rates and such pollution, the Chinese have a burgeoning health crisis on the horizon.

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