Arctic Pollution

Modern Arctic Galleries


An oil spill from leaking pipes pollutes a lake near Niznevartovsk, Khanty Mansiysk, W. Siberia, Russia. 2000

A worker uses a respirator against sulphur dioxide gas in the copper foundry in Norilsk. W. Siberia, Russia. 2000

Sparks shower into the converter aisle at the copper foundry in Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000

Red hot slag from a nickel foundry in Norilsk glows at dusk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000

A Pumping unit in the oil fields near Niznevartovsk. Khanty Mansiysk, Western Siberia, Russia. 2000

A capped well head & debris left on the tundra in Gazprom's Bovanenkova gas field. Yamal Peninsula, W. Siberia, Russia

A warning sign for high levels of PCBs at an old DEW line station. Melville Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada. 1992

A truck empties a tank of human waste into a sewage lagoon near the Inuit community of Igloolik. Nunavut, Canada. 1992

Workers in the nickel foundry at Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000

Smoke containing sulphur dioxide belches from the chimneys of a nickel foundry at Norilsk W.Siberia, Russia. 2000

A woman having computer diagnostics of her lung functions at the hospital in Norilsk. W.Siberia, Russia. 2000

A giant digger loads ore into the back of truck at an open mine near Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000

A worker is silhouetted by red hot metal at the copper foundry in Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000

Damaged tundra & debris in Gazprom's Bovanenkovo gas field. Yamal. Western Siberia. Russia.

The remains of a tree in the 'dead zone' where virtually nothing grows, around the town of Monchegorsk.Kola Peninsula, NW Russia. 2005

Oil drums discarded by U.S. military on the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada. 1992

Huge truck outside a Pulp Mill in Bratsk. Siberia. Russia. 1979

Oil spilling from pipes and polluting a lake near Niznevartovsk, Khanty Mansiysk, W. Siberia, Russia. 2000

Leaking oil pipes causing pollution near the town of Niznevartovsk, Khanty Mansiysk, W. Siberia, Russia. 2000

Red hot slag from a nickel foundry in Norilsk is poured onto a heap. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000

Red hot slag from a nickel foundry in Norilsk glows at dusk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000

A woman having computer diagnostics of her lung functions at the hospital in Norilsk. W.Siberia, Russia. 2000

Sparks shower into the converter aisle at the copper foundry in Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia. 2000

Broken washing machines and other scrap on the rubbish dump at Igloolik. Nunavut, Canada. 2008

Lake Hazen, northern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada

The remains of a tree in the 'dead zone' where virtually nothing grows, around the town of Monchegorsk. Kola Peninsula, NW Russia. 2005

A Nenets girl drives a reindeer sled past debris in Gazprom's Bovanenkovo gas field. Yamal, Siberia, Russia.

An electrical transformer, a source of PCBs, discarded by the US military at old DEW Line site on the Melville Peninsula. Nunavut, Canada. 1992

Burning off impure gas in the Gazprom's Yamsavey gas fields near Nadym. Yamal, Western Siberia, Russia. 2000
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