2001 Photo Contest, Nature, 2nd prize

Jacqueline Mia Foster

13 August, 2000

Workers sun themselves on a slag heap in this Russian industrial town, north of the Arctic Circle. Built in the 1930s, Noril'sk has little vegetation, and toxic gases from its industries pollute the countryside for miles around. The workers are from Dazekstan, a republic far south on the Caspian Sea. Here their beach comprises waste products from the smelting of copper, nickel and cobalt.

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Jacqueline Mia Foster

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