MOSCOW — Russia’s government on Thursday warned a giant Soviet-era paper plant in Siberia to stop spewing waste into Lake Baikal, the world’s largest body of fresh water which is famed for its natural beauty.
The Soviet Union ordered the construction of the plant in the 1960s. Since then it has been the centre of bitter disputes between industrialists who praise it for creating jobs and environmentalists who say it is a polluting eyesore.
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Source : Reuters
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