How Norilsk, in the Russian Arctic, became one of the most polluted places on Earth

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Friday, December 10, 2021

The city of 176,000 has long been recognized by environmentalists — and even by the Russian government — as one of the most polluted places on Earth, because of one business: Norilsk Nickel, the world’s biggest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a top producer of platinum, cobalt and copper.

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