POSERS desperate for the perfect photo flock to a turquoise lake — unaware it is a toxic waste dump.
Newlyweds are among those at “The Maldives of Novosibirsk” in Siberia.
But the man-made lake, next to a power plant, is blue from calcium salts and metal oxide deposits. Russian officials are warning folk to stay away.
The ‘lake’ is located near Siberia’s largest city with a population of 1.6 million people. It has become so popular it even has it’s own dedicated Instagram account to highlight its beauty.
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The Siberian Generating Company, which operates the Heating and Electrical Station Number 5 plant, said the water isn’t a natural wonder and is the result of a high pH level, calcium salts and other metal oxides.
Because of this, contact with skin can cause an allergic reaction.
One of the more daring Instagram users posted a picture in the lake on a unicorn pool float – but said his legs turned slightly red the next day and itched for two days.
Authorities have now asked people to steer clear of the lake[/caption]
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