From the air, the town of Norilsk looks like a city on fire. Numerous smokesta cks belch plumes of brown and gray smoke into the atmosphere that can be seen f rom 50 miles away. Norilsk pumps out 8 percent of all the air pollution in Rus sia--more than two million tons of pollutants a year, primarily sulfur dioxide.
- RANDY OLSON
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aerial views, air pollution, commercial structures, commonwealth of independent states, environmental damage, factories, fog, industrial mines (active), industrial views, natural forces and phenomena, norilsk, russia (the country), siberia, smoke, smokestacks, structures, sulfur dioxide gas, weather
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- Remote Russia: Norilsk Siberia_National Geographic magazine 11/2000