The 'Pearl of Siberia'

Lake Baikal still remarkably clean but still suffers from air and water pollution from industry in Irkutsk and inflow of the Selenga river which provides half the water into the lake. Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a resolution that is allowing the mill to discharge waste into Lake Baikal without any restrictions. The controversial and incomprehensible resolution allows the company to store, recycle and burn any waste on the shores.

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Lake Baikal still remarkably clean but still suffers from air and water pollution from industry in Irkutsk and inflow of the Selenga river which provides half the water into the lake. Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a resolution that is allowing the mill to discharge waste into Lake Baikal without any restrictions. The controversial and incomprehensible resolution allows the company to store, recycle and burn any waste on the shores.
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