Chrome Factory Pollution Causes Green Snowfall In Russian City

PERVOURALSK

Green snow has fallen on a Russian city, sparking an outcry over pollution. Chemicals pumped out by a chrome factory in Pervouralsk have been blamed for the phenomenon, the latest in a string of environmental concerns thought to be damaging Vladimir Putin’s popularity. Protests have also been held over a Siberian coal processing plant blamed for turning turned snow black, while residents of Sibai have launched legal action over smog which has blanketed the Southern Urals town since November.

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