Geamana Lake

September 29, 2015
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Vladimir Nicolin Male

opper exploitation at the mines of Rosia Poieni in the Apuseni Mountains, in Alba county, in Romania, was like a curse for residents of the twin villages situated in the foothills where excavations were carried out. Their ordeal began in 1977, when Romania’s communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu decided to exploit the huge copper deposit discovered underground. The government forced the inhabitants of the nearby village of Geamana to leave their homes and abandon their way of life in order to make way for the toxic waste from Roşia Poieni mining pit. Around 400 families were evacuated and their village replaced by an artificial lake that served as a kind of catch-basin for the mine’s contaminated sludge to flow into. The waters of the lake is highly toxic laced with cyanide and other chemicals. As the lake grew, it engulfed what was once a beautiful village. The tower of the church and a few houses are all that remains today.

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Padia Pa  

nice photo
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October 2, 2015 04:52:51 PM UTC
Sara Pavic  

Hi, can you vote 10 for me photo! Thanks! :)

October 2, 2015 04:26:02 PM UTC
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Irina Mazganski  

Amazing photo, voted 10 and you can vote for me here if you want

October 2, 2015 01:52:17 PM UTC
Milan Milosevic
Milan Milosevic  

Beautiful shot! Fabulous colors and great composition!!
Voted 10! Please, check my photo and vote if you like it

October 1, 2015 11:13:14 PM UTC
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Радостина Станчева  

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October 1, 2015 10:39:04 AM UTC
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