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The Russian Village Covered In BLACK Snow From Coal Power Plant In Pollution (video)

  Residents of a remote village in Russia have complained of a polluted winter that brings snow 'black as night'. Locals in...

 


Residents of a remote village in Russia have complained of a polluted winter that brings snow 'black as night'.

Locals in Omsukchan, Magadan region in the Siberian far east of Russia, say that their children play in streets and playgrounds blanketed in ash and and black snow. 

The village is home to a coal-burning hot water plant that provides essential heating to the four thousand residents, but is also responsible for the soot and visceral pollution.

Images show the sinister black snow and ice coating the village in one of the world's coldest inhabited territories, where Stalin sent political prisoners to work in forced labour Gulag prison camps.

A video posted by a resident said: 'This is a playground in Omsukchan village.

'It's January, our children are out there playing in black snow. This is how we live here in the 21st century.'

Another said: 'This is Omsukchan village and the snow is black - completely black.'

Residents say that despite complaining since the collapse of the Soviet Union three decades ago, nothing has changed.

'Our children still breathe soot,' said one. 'Nothing ever seems to change here.'



Officials accept that the cause of the nightmare in Omsukchan and neighbouring Seimchan is the coal-burning hot water plant.

This is vital as a heating source for flats and houses in the area, famed for gold-mining as well as coal extraction.

With temperatures this month dipping to minus 50C and below, the heating plants in Magadan region burn extra coal, causing the back snow in Omsukchan and other settlements.

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