Karabash 4#  - Russia



Russia 2013


The story behind the photo:


Karabash inhabitants. Tatiana is explaining the impossibility to breathe when the copper smelting plant is operating. In 1970, Karabash was a city of 70 thousand inhabitants, there are currently 16 thousand. Those who have the chance, escape from this hell, but most of the population does not have the possibility to leave, and their average life expectancy is 45 years. A large part of the city, that which is downwind of the plant, was evacuated over the years because of the high concentration of dioxin. Today only the bones of a ghost town remain.


From the story "Karabash, the dirty blood of the Earth" Russia 2013

Karabash 4#


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