Geamăna, Romania

Geamăna is an abandoned village in Romania. Geamăna truly looks like an amazing place but it has a very sad story which starts when the valley was flooded by polluted water from a copper-open-pit mine (Roșia Poieni). The cyanide-based mining residuals flooded the valley and the village which is nowadays became an abandoned village with a smelly reddish lake. Although the colors are beautiful, the stench near the lake it’s unbearable and the ecosystem it’s completely destroyed. Unfortunately, a second project nearby is about to begin (2014) a gold mine (cyanide based mining as well). Geamăna’s most surreal sight is Probably that of the flooded & partly submerged church in the toxic red lake, seen in the photos below.

For more information about the mine visit Wikipedia – Roșia Poieni copper mine

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Photos by Marius Pacurariu (visit his Blog)

Geamana, Romania

Geamana, Romania

Geamana, Romania

Geamana, Romania

Geamana, Romania

Geamana, Romania

Geamana, Romania

Geamana, Romania

Geamana, Romania

Geamana, Romania

Geamana, Romania

Geamana, Romania

 

 

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  1. Marius W. June 15, 2014

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