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Siberia, Russia - Yellow and Orange Snow falls Region

Published on: February 1, 2007 02:18 PM
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Siberia, Russia - A public warning was issued in West Siberia’s Omsk Region after snow came down, yellowed and orange. The affected area spans almost 50 communities, and a population of more than 27,000.

“The snow fell over an area of about 1,500 square meters” Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov said.
People living within the zone have been warned against melting the snow down to obtain water, and advised to avoid stepping on it wherever possible, he said.

Experts of the ministry and the Sanitary Control Agency are currently testing snow samples to identify the reason, and the test results are expected to be released Friday, Beltsov said.
A panel of ministry officials have gathered for an emergency session to discuss measures to remove the potentially hazardous matter, he said.

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 Feb 02, 2007 at 10:24 AM B.A. Mentsch Says:

Pink and grey?
Boy, you guys are drinking too much fruit punch!!!
Like an earlier blogger said: "Don't eat the yellow snow"!


 Feb 02, 2007 at 01:36 AM Anonymous Says:

So the entire Russian community is color blind?


In my community the snow is pink and gray.


 Feb 01, 2007 at 09:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Russia to analyse yellow-orange snow in Siberia
Thu 1 Feb 2007 19:00:35 GMT
MOSCOW, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Russia's Emergency Ministry planned to fly a chemical laboratory on Thursday to the Omsk region in southern Siberia to analyse oily yellow and orange snow which has covered an area home to 27,000 people.

"A special mobile chemical laboratory will enable us to carry out express analysis of the snow at the site," Viktor Beltsov, a spokesman for the ministry, said.

The snow covered a 1,500 sq km area with 7,280 homes, Beltsov said.

Omsk is a heavily industrial city with a number of oil and gas refineries.

© Reuters 2007. All Rights Reserved.


 Feb 01, 2007 at 08:55 PM Mark Levin is The Great One Says:

They have flying dogs too???? OY VEY!!


 Feb 01, 2007 at 04:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Don't eat the yellow snow...


 Feb 01, 2007 at 02:25 PM O.Gevald Says:

Take off the cool sunglasses, dudes.


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