Geamana Village - The Poisoned Lake in Romania


 While the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu was overthrown in 1989, the country still bears the scars from the abysmal environmental record of the Communist Party during the four decades when it ruled the country.  One of them is the village of Geamana in Transylvania.  Seen in this drone video by fabriziob, the village was flooded then irreparably contaminated as part of a copper mining project initiated in the 1978.  While most of the inhabitants fled, a few remained and made their homes around the edges of the now-toxic lake.

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