Peatbogs smoldering on the outskirts of the regional center contain fulminate of mercuryThe peatbogs in the suburb Rabochi have been smoldering for several years already, and the peat reserve there will be quite enough for about 20 years. As we learnt from one of the readers, a former military man, the peatbogs may cause much more harm that we usually think. As it turns out there used to be a testing ground where now the suburb Rabochi is situated; weapons produced by Irkutsk defense establishments were tested there. It certainly caused serious ecological consequences to the area as being a wonderful sorbent the peat absorbed fulminate of mercury
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