The Acid Sludge Streaming Out of Germany’s Coal Mines

Imagine a Sunny Delight factory exploded in the gloomy realm of Mordor, spilling streams of “orange drink” through the land. That’s what Tom Hegen’s photos look like. Only thing is, they weren’t shot on Mordor—it’s Germany—and that tangy-looking liquid isn’t anything you’d want for breakfast. It’s acid mine drainage from coal mines. Hegen flew above …

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