Instagram users take photos of this Siberian lake - and have no idea what they're splashing into

Instagram users take photos of this Siberian lake - and have no idea what they're splashing into

A turquoise lake in Siberia is becoming an Instagram hit, and more and more people are traveling there to take a selfie in this seemingly charming place. However, the supposed bathing paradise is more of a chemical dump.

Because the artificial lake is actually a dump for chemicals. The company Siberian Generating Co. disposes of the ashes from its nearby coal-fired power plant. & Nbsp;

Last month, the company even warned on the Russian social media platform VKontakte not to go swimming in the lake. Although the water is not toxic, it is nevertheless not suitable for swimming due to the harmful calcium salts and metal oxides and can cause allergic reactions, the coal-fired power plant operator explained.

"We sincerely ask that you do not fall into the disposal area when you take a selfie! That's the biggest risk, "the post says. & Nbsp; The muddy bottom of the lake even harbors the risk of getting out.

Given the number of photos on the social media platform, it seems unlikely that the Instagram community could be prevented from doing so by such warnings. & Nbsp;

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