The World’s Dirtiest Cities

May 18, 2007 at 1:58 pm (frightening things, injustice) (, )

Gross!

Linfen, China
Linfen is not alone among polluting cities in China, but it is one of the greatest offenders. It suffers from pollutants such as fly-ash, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, arsenic, lead and nitrogen oxides. Coal mining, burning and hauling are responsible for a great deal of this dirtiness, which affects the air, the ground and the water.

Norlisk, Russia
The former slave labor site has a range of pollutants including Strontium-90, Cesium-137 and lesser evils, including hydrogen sulfide. It still holds the world’s largest heavy metal smelting complex.

More about the world’s dirtiest cities here and here.

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