NASA's Terra Satellite Image Of Norilsk


Image Credit.NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

The image, taken July 21, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite, shows Norilsk, a city in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.The town was established to mine the large nickel,copper and palladium deposits nearby. Mining and smelting of nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum and palladium all take place in the city. Heavy metal pollution near Norilsk is so severe that it is now economically feasible to mine the soil for platinum and palladium.

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jowdjbrown said...

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