In Arkhangelsk pink snow fell

In the Arkhangelsk region found pink snow. The unusual phenomenon was seriously frightened residents of northern villages. Alexander lives in the village Pillars Korban Shenkursky district. It was at his house last week suddenly snow was colored pink. Man frightened in earnest. He immediately brought the unusual precipitation and went to Archangel in his own car. And this is the way, 350 kilometers.

Coat color in the fall?

— Last week, the thaw began, — says Alexander. — From the roofs of houses began to melt water, began to appear icicles. This is normal, we are confronted with it regularly. But it was not normal that water and icicles were pink, sometimes even red. While the melting of the snow is only beginning. On the roofs of the lower layers of melt. The upper, outer layer of the snow melts and is not a regular white snow. And an unusual phenomenon occurred not only me, but other residents of the village, and no one could remember, before going on to something. We, the residents of the village Korban, we think that the contamination of the atmosphere occurred in the fall or early winter with the first snowfall

Photos from the personal archives of Alexander Stolbova

"I fear for the health"

When the man brought the snow and went to the regional center, on the way he stopped in towns and interest, it was not whether they have anything like that. It turned out that in Vynohradiv district saw pink snow.

— I asked, "What do you want most of all need?" But I do not care about my health and the health of our families, but because I want to know what is happening to our environment and where did this snow.

The man gave precipitation to the Agency of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Arkhangelsk region. There's a man promised to make examination and find out what it all actually happened.


Leading researcher of the Institute of Ecological Problems of the North, UB RAS Stanislav Iglovsky:

— Usually occurs pink snow on the glaciers. I saw such a thing. There, it is due to algae. Due to certain conditions, they begin to develop, turning the ice or snow. In this situation, the same can be two reasons for which the snow got unusual snow. Either it was because of microorganisms, ie algae. Or is the result of chemical pollution in the atmosphere. In any case, it is better to do an analysis to determine whether this is the risk of snow or not.

Category: Anomalies

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