Monday, December 30, 2013

24/7 Edge

November 2013-Bor is situated in the south east of Serbia and has approximately 40,000 inhabitants. The town has built up around the large copper mining and smelting industry, which has been in 24/7 production for 100 years. The landscape is dominated by huge opencast mines as well as the, literally mountainous, waste heaps by products of the copper mining and production process: flotation tailing, mining and processing waste waters, rising air pollution to a lethal level. The RTB Bor Group is a serious environmental hot spot in Serbia. It is also a potential regional risk spot, since the collapse of its tailing dams would release high amounts of toxic materials that could reach the Danube river. Photographs: Saša Čolić

Saturday, June 15, 2013

God save Rzav

Located in southwestern Serbia and with its range of 62 km, Veliki Rzav is the only river in state unpolluted along its entire course. Until it reaches Arilje town, river goes through uninhabited region and pure limestone canyon. Therefore it’s clear and potable as well as capable to hold small rafting regatta. In April 2013, a group of enthusiasts called”Tifran” managed to hike all the way up to the source of Rzav, then navigating a river smoothly. Photographs: Saša Čolić©Kamerades