Dirty Snow Bank Worries Environmentalists

A 10 m-high dirty snow bank has accumulated on the Namdae Stream in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. The snow was collected from across the city after it saw record snowfall of more than 1 m last week.

Since the snow contains calcium chloride the city government spread on the roads to prevent slipping, environmental groups worry that if the contaminated snow melts into the stream, it will harm the ecosystem.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 21, 2014 13:05 KST