The Broken Empire - Pollution
Photograph by Gerd Ludwig
RealAudio: Introduction to the Soviet Pollution story.

Magnitogorsk, Russia. 1993 - On winter Sundays, men gather to drill fishing holes in the thick ice covering the Ural River, in Magnitogorsk, Russia, just outside the Lenin Steel Works. Knowing that the river is highly polluted by waste water from one of the world’s largest steel plants, they often sell their catch rather than consume it themselves.

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