Instagram’s New Obsession Is a Toxic Lake in Siberia

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Published on 12 Jul 2019, 22:28
A beautiful blue lake in Russia is just begging you to take a selfie with it. While Instagrammers are flocking to get their perfect photos, you might not want to do the same. Government officials say the water's unique blue hue is the result of dumping from a nearby coal plant. The man-made pond has been nicknamed the ‘Novosibirsk Maldives,’ for the name of the city where it's located and the exotic islands which it resembles.'s Mara Montalbano has more.