A wonderful and azure lake in the exquisite Galician region, northwest of Spain, was recently discovered by Instagram phenomena. In this magnificent l
A wonderful and azure lake in the exquisite Galician region, northwest of Spain, was recently discovered by Instagram phenomena. In this magnificent lake, which creates an exquisite backdrop for Instagram photos, dozens of Instagrammers are photographed.
Isn’t the view dazzling? There is only one problem! This lake is actually an unused tungsten mine and vibrant turquoise colors actually indicate chemical contamination. However, this does not prevent some people from entering the water.
2. Toxic lake causes allergic reactions
However, people who go into the water have to go to the hospital after a while because of skin rashes and stomach problems. An influencer floating in a poisonous lake showed allergic reactions for two weeks. In an interview with a local newspaper, he states that it was a little bad, but the photos he took were worth it.
3. It becomes a center of attraction
The area known as Monte Neme was a minefield during World War II and had been abandoned for years. In this region, which attracted public attention, tourism was supported by the irresponsible promotion of the tourism board.
4. Mined lake
Salvemos Cabana spokesperson and journalist Ramón Varela, the natural and cultural heritage conservation association in the region, told Euronews about the condition of the lake: “This is a dilapidated and unrepaired mining area, but Galicia used this idyllic landscape to promote tourism in the region.
People like a kind of pilgrimage come here over the weekend and it’s a dangerous place because it’s a landscape caused by industrial fluids. On the one hand, it is an easy-to-reach area and on the other hand its slopes are risky and can reach up to 30 meters. ”
5. Those who swim here are exposed to serious illnesses
From Coruña University Hospital emergency room. In an interview with Cadena Cope, Manuel Ferreiro said, “a short dive can cause minor skin irritations and can heal in a short time, and exposure to water for a longer time can lead to more serious problems.” Dr. Ferreiro: “If they stay in the lake for a short time, the most likely consequences are ocular and irritating problems, irritation of the ocular mucous membrane and skin irritations. However, people who dive for a long time in the lake and drink some water accidentally may experience health problems such as digestive disorders, vomiting and later diarrhea. ”
6. Government tolerates problems
7. Environmental associations warn the government
However, in this case, not only Instagrammers are guilty! There are no signs in the area warning about water pollution and hazards in the lake, and no special information sign for water pollution. The Salvemos Cabana association is lobbying with the regional government to limit access to the lake and provide clearer warnings about the dangers of the region. I hope they get results as soon as possible.
How about you? Is it worth risking health just to take a photo on an impressive backdrop?