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An oil spill from leaking pipes pollutes a lake near Niznevartovsk, Khanty Mansiysk, W. Siberia, Russia. 2000
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A worker uses a respirator against sulphur dioxide gas in the copper foundry in Norilsk. W. Siberia, Russia. 2000
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Sparks shower into the converter aisle at the copper foundry in Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000
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Red hot slag from a nickel foundry in Norilsk glows at dusk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000
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A Pumping unit in the oil fields near Niznevartovsk. Khanty Mansiysk, Western Siberia, Russia. 2000
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A capped well head & debris left on the tundra in Gazprom's Bovanenkova gas field. Yamal Peninsula, W. Siberia, Russia
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A warning sign for high levels of PCBs at an old DEW line station. Melville Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada. 1992
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A truck empties a tank of human waste into a sewage lagoon near the Inuit community of Igloolik. Nunavut, Canada. 1992
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Workers in the nickel foundry at Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000
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Smoke containing sulphur dioxide belches from the chimneys of a nickel foundry at Norilsk W.Siberia, Russia. 2000
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A woman having computer diagnostics of her lung functions at the hospital in Norilsk. W.Siberia, Russia. 2000
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A giant digger loads ore into the back of truck at an open mine near Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000
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A worker is silhouetted by red hot metal at the copper foundry in Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000
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Damaged tundra & debris in Gazprom's Bovanenkovo gas field. Yamal. Western Siberia. Russia.
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The remains of a tree in the 'dead zone' where virtually nothing grows, around the town of Monchegorsk.Kola Peninsula, NW Russia. 2005
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Oil drums discarded by U.S. military on the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada. 1992
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Huge truck outside a Pulp Mill in Bratsk. Siberia. Russia. 1979
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Oil spilling from pipes and polluting a lake near Niznevartovsk, Khanty Mansiysk, W. Siberia, Russia. 2000
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Leaking oil pipes causing pollution near the town of Niznevartovsk, Khanty Mansiysk, W. Siberia, Russia. 2000
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Red hot slag from a nickel foundry in Norilsk is poured onto a heap. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000
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Red hot slag from a nickel foundry in Norilsk glows at dusk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000
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A woman having computer diagnostics of her lung functions at the hospital in Norilsk. W.Siberia, Russia. 2000
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Sparks shower into the converter aisle at the copper foundry in Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000
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Broken washing machines and other scrap on the rubbish dump at Igloolik. Nunavut, Canada. 2008
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Lake Hazen, northern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
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The remains of a tree in the 'dead zone' where virtually nothing grows, around the town of Monchegorsk. Kola Peninsula, NW Russia. 2005
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A Nenets girl drives a reindeer sled past debris in Gazprom's Bovanenkovo gas field. Yamal, Siberia, Russia.
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An electrical transformer, a source of PCBs, discarded by the US military at old DEW Line site on the Melville Peninsula. Nunavut, Canada. 1992
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Burning off impure gas in the Gazprom's Yamsavey gas fields near Nadym. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia. 2000
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