Russia (Popov Island) – Mercury Contaminated Pipes/Water Supply
Once heavily contaminated with mercury, this neighborhood’s water supply has now been cleaned up with Blacksmith support. One of the most popular tourist areas of Vladivostok, Popov Island had mercury contamination over 40 times EPA limits. Mercury from broken thermometers had leached and contaminated the water supply supply pipes throughout the town. Blacksmith funded a joint program with local authorities to replace contaminated piping and tanks, and now the water supply is mercury free.