Catherine (tenthz) wrote,

World's Top 10 Most Polluted Places

1. Chernobyl, Ukraine— - nuclear disaster
2. Dzerzhinsk, Russia— - chemical waste
3. Haina, Dominican Republic— - lead from automobile battery recycling plant
4. Kabwe, Zambia— - lead from mining industry
5. La Oroya, Peru— - lead, copper, zinc, and sulfur dioxide from mining
6. Linfen, China— - severe air and water pollution from the coal, steel, and tar industries
7. Maiuu Suu, Kyrgyzstan - —radioactive uranium waste
8. Norilsk, Russia— - heavy metals and severe air pollution
9. Ranipet, India— - tannery waste
10.Rudnaya Pristan and Dalnegorsk, Russia— - severe lead contamination

I think it's nice that most of these are on the other side of the world from me. In fact, only #3 is even in our quadrant of the hemisphere. That's kinda nice. The rest are places I won't be visiting anytime soon.
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