Tourists hospitalised after swimming in Spanish toxic dump known as ‘Galician Chernobyl’ for Instagram photos as the waters look amazing – The Sun

TOURISTS have reportedly been hospitalised after swimming in a turquoise lake in Galicia, Spain, that's actually a toxic dump.

Monte Neme became a hit with visitors desperate for the perfect Instagram pictures because of what appears to be pristine waters.

But the lake, also known as "Galician Chernobyl", is actually the site of an old tungsten mine dating from World War II and has been abandoned since the 1980s.

The stunning blue of the water comes from chemical contamination and can cause serious health issues.

Last week, several Instagrammers said they became sick after coming into contact with Monte Neme lake's sparking blue waters.

One of the influencers, known as Uxia, said that she suffered an allergic reaction that lasted two weeks according to Coruna news outlet COPE.

Bañito mañanero en el Monte Neme. Disfrutón. Me la pelan las bacterias. He visto los memes y me descojono de vosotros, putos frikis. Me voy a bañar todos los putos dias del verano para demostraros que ni wolframio ni radioactivo ni nada, un bulo de 4 galegos raritos. #monteneme #neme #wolframio #soisunosenfermos

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Let’s find some beautiful place to get lost . . . #monteneme #nature #photography #photooftheday #goodvibes #picoftheday #pictureoftheday

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2But despite this, the social media fanatic said it was worth it according to the report.

Another said that she experienced vomiting and a skin rash after taking a dip in the water.

The Instagrammer said that she went into the water because "it was very pretty" and there were no warning signs up according to Publico.

The reports have led to a number of memes surfacing on Instagram, although the health concerns a very real.

Manuel Ferreiro, a doctor at University Hospital of Coruña, told The Local: "Brief exposure will most likely cause eye and skin irritation but a longer time in the water and digestion of the toxins could cause stomach problems, vomiting and diarrhoea."

Now Salvemos Cabana, a local environmental lobby group, are asking lawmakers to inform the public of Monte Neme’s dangers and limit access to the lake.

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Como es la moda, me acabo de hacer una foto en el Monte Neme para el Instagram. Creo que salgo muy favorecida y me encuentro estupendamente después del chapuzón. #monteneme #radioactividad #GaliciaRadioactivaCalidade

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Sun Online Travel recently revealed how tourists were visiting an Australia ghost town where the air was toxic.

Chernobyl, another dark tourist site, will soon become an official attraction.

There are also many other ghost towns around the world that attracts tourists.

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