The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

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The once beautiful village in the mountains, but now a lonely Church tower and several houses flooded, toxic waters, full of cyanide and other harmful chemicals. Such a sad, but at the same time, a majestic sight in the Romanian County of Alba. Local residents were forced to leave this area a few decades ago, and opening the picture clearly demonstrates how progress and the industry is not spared the traditions and feelings of the people.

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

Copper mining in Rosia Poieni mines in West-Romanian mountains Alba County became a curse for the inhabitants of the two villages located at the foot of the mountains where a mine. Their suffering began in 1977, when Nicolae Ceausescu decided to capitalize on the huge copper Deposit was found in these mountains.

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

The government forced the inhabitants of the neighboring villages Jamana to leave their homes and forget about the old way of life, to make room for the release of toxic waste from mines.

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

Was evacuated about 400 families, and the place of their village, a man-made lake, which became a kind of watershed into which flowed the water, soiled waste.

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

The lake water is very toxic, it is full of cyanide and other chemicals.

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

Over time, the lake has swallowed the once beautiful village. Church tower and a few houses are all that's left of her.

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

The Romanian countryside, the site of which is formed a toxic lake

Keywords: Europe | Countryside | Lake | Romania

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