Novosibirsk Maldives, but turquoise waters are waste from a coal-fired power plant

Novosibirsk Maldives, but turquoise waters are waste from a coal-fired power plant

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Novosibirsk Maldives, the turquoise water lake with inviting white beaches, perfect for photos on Instagram, is located in Siberia. And that's not all. The waters are not suitable for swimming. They are the landfill of a local coal-fired power station owned by the Siberian Generation Company (Sgk). "Walking in the dust depot is like walking in a military training camp: dangerous and undesirable," a company spokesman told the local news site ngs.ru. Loose calcium and metal oxides. Quicksand. "Please don't fall into the water to try to take selfies. It's the greatest danger," warns the company.