KOMPAS.com – In recent days, poisonous black snow rained in Siberia, especially in the Kuzbass region. The black snow has covered at least 2.6 million inhabited areas and is one of the largest coal mines in the world.
According to the Guardian and the Siberian Times black snow did not rise from the sky, but toxic black coal dust was released into the air through a hole in a coal-fired power plant that was not properly maintained in the area ,
A coal factory official claimed that a tool preventing coal from spilling out of the factory had been damaged.
However, this is not the first time this has happened. The phenomenon of toxic black snow has become an annual agenda in the region and is not always tied to a source.
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"More difficult find white snow compared to black snow in winter," said Vladimar Slivyak, member of Ecodefense Environmental Protection Group for the Guardian.
"There's a lot of coal dust in the air all the time, and when real snow falls, Snow White will not be easy to see," he added.
-? Metalert Ireland? (@MetAlertIreland) February 15, 2019
Live Science reported on Friday (15.02.2014), Kuzbass (short for Kuznetsk Basin) is one of the largest coal mines in the world with an area of 26,000
In 2015, Ecodefense reported that the inhabitants of Kuzbass had a life expectancy three to four years shorter than the average Russian.
In addition to the short life expectancy, they also had twice the risk of developing tuberculosis and mental illness. in a small space.
In winter, black snow often occurs in the region, and efforts to minimize mitigation are still very small.
For example, in December 2018, the local government was accused of trying to hide the poisonous black object by painting it in white.
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#Russia] is a country that is not located in the country of natural beauty and diversity. The sheer lack of environmental regulations, however, is devastating for the inhabitants of #Kuzbass where last night BLACK SNOW took place. pic.twitter.com/zMiEWBJbnh
– Khodorkovsky Center (@mbk_center) February 14, 2019
Siberia is a country that has experienced some strange environmental phenomena.
In July 2018, the city was full of factories in Siberia were drenched with "blood rain" when industrial waste was trapped in a storm.
Later, a mysterious wall of dust covered the sun in Yakutia for 3 hours, making the city the coldest in the world.
Guardian some British experts claimed to boycott Kuzbass coal until the region imposed stricter environmental regulations.
However, it is not possible to build an environmentally friendly coal-fired power plant.
Even though black rain does not occur in our country, the carbon dioxide released by coal-fired power plants is one of the main causes of climate change.