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Eco disaster at the Kamchatka peninsula

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Jon the frog

Phenol ? Damn do a ship sank or spill it ? Phenol can be used to make explosive but the quantity involved for a disaster that large is way more that the use of ammunition for training purpose..

Russia is the largest producer of phenol, bot it's mostly in the south west of the country, not in the region of Khalaktyrsky. 

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seanjo

Have those naughty Russians been dumping toxic substances into the Seas?

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Manwon Lender

What a mess, this is true terrible. It's hard to beleive they don't know what actually occurred, a spill this large had to noticed or even missed. 

Very Sad.

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Eldorado

A suspected spillage of toxic chemicals on the coast of far east Russia has wiped out almost all marine life on the area’s seabed, scientists have said.

Divers who inspected the waters off a 25-mile stretch of Kamchatka peninsula reported that 95 per cent of creatures on the ocean floor were dead; findings they said confirmed fears of an “environmental disaster” with a potentially devastating long-term impact.

The pollution was first reported by local surfers, who suffered eyesight problems and apparent chemical burns after entering the water last month. Sea creatures including seals, octopi, starfish and urchins have since washed up dead on the region’s shores.

Full report at the UK Independent: Link

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DebDandelion

This hurts my soul

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Myles

Terrible  The satellite pic makes it pretty obvious that it is coming from the river..   

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Still Waters

Suspected toxic waste pollution off Russia's Kamchatka peninsula that caused the mass deaths of marine animals has formed a moving slick stretching 40 kilometres (25 miles) along the Pacific coastline, researchers said Thursday.

The Far Eastern Federal University said in a statement the pollution was between 100 and 300 metres (330-1,000 feet) wide in some places, had a green hue and was creating an unusual foam while floating south along the Russian coast.

The waste was previously thought to be stationary and confined mostly to one beach, but researchers who carried out aerial photography said it was "gradually moving south" towards the contested Kuril Islands "without diminishing in size".

Kirill Vinnikov, the head of a biology lab at the university, also noted that the pollution was not disintegrating and had clear dimensions.

https://phys.org/news/2020-10-russian-sea-pollution-massive-slick.html

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Abramelin

Eventually we humans will die off by our own toxins.

There is but 1 pandemic: Homo Sapiens.

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