Black snow is falling in various regions in Siberia, Russia. The snow is most likely discolored by the coal-fired power stations in the area. There are a lot of toxic substances in carbon. Residents of the cities covered by the thick snow layer are more at risk of developing cancer or tuberculosis.
One of the factories in the area admitted to having ‘filter issues.’
The region is known as one of the largest coal mining areas in the world. A report shows that inhabitants live on average three to four years less than other areas in Russia. Moreover, they are nearly twice as likely to contract tuberculosis
The dangers for public health are however less urgent that the money brought in by the coal being mined