Is it snowing microplastics in Siberia? Russia scientists take samples

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Russian scientists are trying to understand the scale of a potential threat to the environment in Siberia: snow polluted with microplastics that then melts and seeps into the ground. Scientists from Tomsk State University have gathered snow samples from 20 different Siberian regions - from the Altai mountains to the Arctic - and that their preliminary findings confirm that airborne plastic fibres are turning up in snow in remote parts of the wilderness.

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Microplastics in Russian Siberia

Period19 Mar 2021

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  • TitleIs it snowing microplastics in Siberia? Russia scientists take samples
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletReuters
    Media typeWeb
    CountryRussian Federation
    Date19/03/21
    Description Russian scientists are trying to understand the scale of a potential threat to the environment in Siberia: snow polluted with microplastics that then melts and seeps into the ground. Research led by scientists at Tomsk State University are working together with researchers at Macquarie University to determine the scale of microplastic pollution in Siberia.
    URLhttps://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2BB19Y
    PersonsTina Soliman Hunter, Vladimir Strezov, Scott Wilson, Danil Vorobiev, Yulia Frank, Andrey Trifonov