The brittle remains of dead larch forest extend mile after mile southeastward f rom the Siberian mining town of Norilsk. This area, known as the dead tree zon e, is a 75-mile stretch of critical environmental damage directly attributed to the to the noxious material dispersed from Norilsk's nickel and copper smeltering factorie s. Norilsk pumps out 8 percent of all the air pollution in Russia--more than t wo million tons of pollutants a year, mainly sulfur dioxide.
- RANDY OLSON
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air pollution, cityscapes, commercial structures, commonwealth of independent states, destruction of woodlands, environmental damage, factories, industrial views, land pollution, norilsk, pipes (hardware), plants, russia (the country), scenes and views, siberia, smoke, smokestacks, structures, tree branches, trees
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- Remote Russia: Norilsk Siberia_National Geographic magazine 11/2000