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Selfie Craze In Toxic Siberian Lake Alarms Authorities

Influencers and almost everyone with a phone in their pocket has some interest in photography. We all want to document our memories and take beautiful images, maybe even have some of them go viral. Of course, this is easier said than done, which is why some people have decided to take selfies submerged in unnaturally blue and polluted waters.

Bloomberg reports that police from the Russian city of Novosibirsk have had to increase the security on the Siberian Maldives toxic reservoir because tourists are sneaking in to take pictures of the artificial lake.

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Моему счастью нет предела ??? Как давно я хотела такую нежную , чувственную, запоминающуюся #lovestory И вот свершилось ?? Так СПОНТАННО мне по моему ни когда и ни чего не приходило в голову ? Любимый кинул ссылку на пост который выложили с этим местом в #аст54 и у меня МОМЕНТАЛЬНО нарисовалась картинка ? Я тут же ему написала – «у нас будет там фотосессия ! Сейчас договорюсь с фотографом и напишу когда!» Всё! Без разговоров? Мы обговорили с фотографом число , потом я договорилась с визажистом , украшениями и вот вы видите результаты наших трудов ? Т.к фото ОЧЕНЬ много, постепенно буду вам рассказывать о закулисье этой фотосессии? всё было МЯГКО говоря не по плану , НО именно этим этот день запомнился нам на всю жизнь ! Ph:@ekaterinaaaaks Stylist:@grimerkalab @lionheart_jew – украшения ручной работы Когда я увидела фото , то хотелось прыгать и рыдать от переполняющих меня эмоций ! #thankyou . . . #lovestory #iloveyou #ilovemylife #iamhappy #followme #золоотвал #тэц5 #фотографновосибирск #стилистновосибирск #handemade #украшенияручнойработы #maldivesnsk

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The water obtains its striking turquoise color due to the chemical ash residue it contains, which is generated by the adjacent power station. Despite these dangers, tourists have hired photographers to conduct wedding photoshoots and a guy even entered the reservoir to take a picture atop a unicorn float.

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??Работяги, плавать там не опасно? На следующее утро мои ноги слегка покраснели и чесались дня два, потом все прошло ?? Но что не сделаешь ради таких снимков?Вода на вкус немного кисловата, похожа на мел ? ??It,s not dangerous to swim here. The next morning, my legs turned slightly red and itched for two days, but then everything went. But what wouldn’t you do for the sake of such pictures? The water tastes a little sour ? #новосибирскиемальдивы #золоотвалтэц5 #золоотвал #золоотвалнск #тэц5

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The Siberian Generating Company released a statement explaining how bad of an idea this is, listing all the contaminants that are present in the water. They explain that the lake is man made and that even if it’s not poisonous, it is a “high alkaline environment” that can cause reactions on the skin. The deep blue color is due to the presence of calcium salts and oxides from various metals, which you don’t want to have on you. They also say that the bottom of the lake is very muddy, and that exiting it alone is dangerous and almost impossible.

Aside from warning people, the company will also implement a 24 hour security detail who will hopefully prevent intruders from sneaking in.


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