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Russian Instagram Users Flock To a Toxic Power Plant’s Ash Dump Because Water Looks Like Maldives

Some time ago we featured Instagram Influencers In Chernobyl. Now we encourage you to Search the “ТЭЦ-5” location tag on Instagram, and you’ll be flooded with picturesque shots of bright blue water, couples taking their wedding photos, yoga poses and even a few people swimming in it. But the “Novosibirsk Maldives” isn’t a luxurious oasis, it’s actually a chemical waste dump in Russia. Responding to the selfies, the Russian power company that runs the plant urged people not to go near the water, because it’s heavily contaminated.

Having a good time at the toxic power plant contaminated lake.

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