Lake Balkhash: exciting and frightening

KAZAKHSTAN 11 - 14 YEARS OLD

The sky-blue lake and the nearby plant create an incredible contrast. People, who come here to relax, sunbathe and swim, do not even suspect what chemicals and gases are periodically thrown into the atmosphere by this enterprise! Two times a week, or even more, smog covers this resort town so that everyone starts to choke: people cough without stopping, as if they were ill, experiencing a real shortage of air. The townspeople, seeing this cloud from afar, immediately try to take refuge in any room. Some of them simply cover their faces with moist gauze, sincerely believing that this will somehow save them from the harmful effects of gas ...