A turquoise-colored Siberian lake can be Insta-perfect – but it is actually an artificial, poisonous spill dump and the company that runs the plant encourages visitors not to enter the water.
The lake, called Novosibirsk Maldives, is used to dump ash from a nearby coal plant and contains chemicals that can cause allergic reactions, according to a statement published on the Russian social network VKontakte by the Siberian generation company.
"In the past week, our ash dump of Novosibirsk TEZ-5 has become the star of social networks, the statement says." But you can't swim in the ash dump. Its water has a high alkaline environment. This is due to the fact that calcium salts and other metal oxides dissolve in it. Skin contact with such water can cause an allergic reaction! "
The bottom of the dump is muddy, the company warned and added that it was almost impossible to get out of the container altogether.
" Therefore, we ask you very much THAT IN YOUR QUESTIONS FOR A SELFIE DO NOT FALL IN THE ASH DUMP! "Continuing the statement." This is the biggest risk. "Instagrammer has flocked to the lurking pristine lake and snapped pictures as they posed in bikini and took wedding pictures on their beaches ̵
Perhaps the most outrageous post was a man who traveled an inflatable unicorn on the water
"It is not dangerous to swim here", the poster snortly formed the image. "The next morning my legs became slightly red and coped with about two days. "
Some photo-happy visitors say they do not hesitate to return to the artificial attraction – but plan to stay at the beach.
" I just like photography, "Leo Alexey, who put in a fan account on Instagram called "Novosibirsk Maldives. "" The place is very interesting even if you can't swim there because of the high content of calcium and metal oxides that can cause allergies. "
" I've been there five times, and I'm planning to go more, "he added." I go there every weekend but I'm not moving the water. "