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Murmansk Port Hopes Huge Screens Will Trap Coal Dust

By Anna Kireeva 2019-04-11 20:14:47

Officials at the Murmansk Commercial Seaport have raised a fence they hope will trap the soot rising from the coal stockpiles laying by the ton on its quays to be loaded onto ships – long the bane of city residents. The “black attack,” as locals refer to the coal dust, has been a headache in Russia’s Arctic capital for as long as anyone can remember. In the winter, grime arising from the port’s coal stores taints Murmansk’s snow banks and...

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