Russian river turns bloody red as locals say it looks normal


A river in Russia has turned the color of blood, something many locals blame on a leak at a nearby nickel plant.

A number of images shared across social media showed the waters of the Daldykan River near the Siberian city of Norilsk turning an alarming shade of crimson.

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Norilsk Nickel, which runs the nearby Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant denied that there was a leak, or even any change in the river.

“As far as we know, the color of the river is today no different from normal,” a company source told.

However, Norilsk Nickel said it would monitor the situation.

Norilsk Nickel uses pipes to pump chemical solutions and metal concentrates, Denis Koshevoi, a PhD candidate at the Vernadsky Institute for Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, told.

“Periodically there are accidents when these pipes break and the solutions spill and get into the Daldykan ― that’s why it changes color,” Koshevoi was quoted as saying.

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