Friday, July 27, 2012

Top Ten

ABC News (Australia) lists the ten most polluted places on earth by type of toxin, as compiled by the Blacksmith Institute.

  1.  Air pollution: Linfen, China
  2. Industrial chemicals: Bhopal, India
  3. Mercury: Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia
  4. Pesticide: Kasargod, India
  5. Chemical weapons manufacture waste: Dzerhinsk, Russia
  6. Organic chemicals: Sumgayit, Azerbaijan
  7. Lead: Tianying, China
  8. Hexavalent chromium: Sukinda, India
  9. Radiation: Chernobyl, Ukraine
  10. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs): Arctic Canada

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