Norslick is one of the most polluted areas not only in Russia but in the world. Nearby companies have caused a barren landscape where life cannot grow any longer. Glacial rivers, previously white, are now red with pollution and toxins. It’s suffered the worst oil spill in the world, where 6.5 million gallons of diesel fuel leaked into waters flowing into the Kara Sea.
Additionally, nearby smokestacks pump sulfur dioxide into the air and are considered to be the worst in the world. All of this beginning in this city has the potential to cause worldwide damage and health problems as the pollution slowly makes its way to other areas of the world (NBC News).