Hundreds of Instagrammers rush to Russia’s toxic blue lake
Hundreds of Russian Instragrammers were kicked out of a toxic landfill in just a week after they started flowing because it looks like a tropical paradise.
Guards are posted outside the & # 39; Siberian Seychelles & # 39; and dug up an access road to prevent the attention-hungry internet users from reaching the site, but they just went there to walk around there.
The deep blue water and white sand at the dump made it a favorite backdrop for Instagram shots, but authorities warn that the pool is actually a very toxic dump for a nearby coal-fired power station.
Authorities are now planning to build a fence around the site – officially called Lake Ash Dump – to prevent people from reaching it.
Guards have been brought in to stop Instagrammers from moving to a & # 39; nice place & # 39; to go near the Russian city of Novosibirsk, because it is actually a hazardous waste dump that is hazardous to health
Authorities have also dug up an access road to the site, but people just park and walk to the pool
Two hundred attentive internet users got kicked out of the site in a week, authorities claim, because they are planning to build a fence to stop them
There is even a plan for the police to stop the Instgrammers.
Prosecutors have also been called in to test the air and water quality around the garbage dump, amid fears that the safety limits will be exceeded.
It is after one man – 22-year-old Alexey Cherenkov – left red marks on his whole body after swimming in the lake.
The lake at Novosibirsk, the third city in the country, looks like a dream beach but is in fact a toxic chemical cocktail of waste from a nearby brown coal plant called TPP-5.
Regional prosecutors have organized a check on mass media reports about the so-called Novosibirsk Maldives – the asdump at TPP-5, & # 39; said an official statement.
They warned about & # 39; comprehensive & # 39; legal measures if the safety legislation was ignored on the site managed by the Siberian Generating Company (SGC).
The site is called Siberian Seychelles by internet users, but the real name is Lake Ash Dump and the goal is to store waste from a nearby coal-fired power station
Prosecutors are brought in to test air and water quality on landfill, amid fears that it would violate regulations
The lake became popular because of the turquoise blue water and the white sand, but these are actually caused by huge amounts of chemicals in the water
Urgent checks are being carried out on air and water quality, said regional environment officer Alexander Baryshnikov.
Screens are expected to be ordered to prevent offenders.
& # 39; We will look at the state of the well. This is a technical reservoir, & said Baryshnikov.
SGC claimed today that 200 visitors were removed from the shore of the lake.
& # 39; Our guards are asking people to leave the ash dump area & # 39 ;, said a spokesperson.
& # 39; People have responded in a calm and friendly manner. Until now there were no conflicts.
& # 39; There is no fence there, it is not required by technical rules. & # 39;
Vehicles are blocked & # 39; but we cannot prohibit pedestrians from entering & # 39 ;.
While Instagrammers have flocked to the site, it has also proved popular with other photographers. Here a Russian bride is posing next to the water
Russians even brought their families to the shore of the lake to take a picture
Visitors are encouraged not to swim in the lake after a man with red spots has landed after entering the water
Cherenkov said about his swimming: & # 39; The smell of the water is like lime, with the smell of white chalk, chalk. & # 39;
The red spots on his skin lasted two days, he said.
& # 39; I had to reduce my workouts, and now I have trouble moving.
& # 39; But I am ashamed to contact a doctor. & # 39;
He wanted to tell people not to go to the lake.
& # 39; There is a muddy bottom that you can suck down, & # 39; he warned.
& # 39; People may even come close, but are still drowning …. I would not recommend anyone to visit this place. & # 39;
Local photographer Mikhail Reshetnikov who took pictures with a model on the lake, said that on his first visit we had noticed no fences, hazard warnings or checkpoints, but that there was a strong smell of household chemicals in the air. .
Near Lake Russia's third largest city, Novosibirsk, this lake has become a magnet for Instagram fans for idyllic beach photos & videos & # 39; s
The glamorous images of paradise defy the bone-cracking stereotypes of Siberia
The clear blue water has a high PH and contains dissolved metal oxides
This & # 39; paradise & # 39; is also called the Russian Maldives (pictured: woman is posing in front of a photo sitting cross-legged on the water)
& # 39; And the color of the water indicated that you should not swim in it.
He felt a week related to carpet cleaner in his car for a week after his visit.
& # 39; After that, the desire to photograph there was greatly reduced. & # 39;
He went back with a TV crew after the world went viral and the entrances were dug up by a bulldozer.
But this did not prevent entry and people posed in the lake.
& # 39; It's beautiful, but scary … maybe this is something like Chernobyl, & # 39; he said.
The company behind the power plant is owned by 47-year-old tycoon Andrey Melnichenko – worth £ 10.75 billion – and famous for its sailing yacht A and motor yacht A.
The electric blue waters of the lake are formed by a chemical reaction of the waste from the power plant.
The name is translated as Lake Ash Dump (photo: woman poses for photo in a red bathing suit with more in the background)
Swimming is being considered and visitors flocking to the tropical-looking site have been warned by the company that walking along the beach here is like walking on a military training ground – dangerous and unwanted & # 39;
The company is owned by 47-year-old tycoon Andrey Melnichenko – worth £ 10.75 billion – and famous for its sailing yacht Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A
Visitors are warned: & # 39; This water is only used to transport ash. Skin contact with such water can cause local allergic reactions due to high mineralization & # 39;
The company warned: & # 39; We beg you not to fall into the ash dump in the pursuit of selfies.
& # 39; That is the greatest danger. & # 39;
Swimming is being surveyed and visitors who flock to the tropical-looking site are being warned by the company that a walk along the beach here & # 39; is like walking on a military training ground – dangerous and unwanted & # 39 ;.
They are told: & # 39; This is not a city beach – there are no lifeguards on the coast and no …
# The water in the asdump is not for drinking, but technically, that is, it contains dissolved salts of calcium and other metal oxides, as well as a high pH.
& # 39; This water is only used to transport ash.
& # 39; Skin contact with such water can cause local allergic reactions due to high mineralization. & # 39;
The authorities are trying to keep the flow of visitors out of the lake
The waters pose a serious health hazard (pictured: woman poses in front of the lake)
Ecological campaigner Ulyana Artamonova was filmed as if she were on a tropical beach, but she said: & # 39; After the visit, my face was covered with a small rash & # 39;
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