Sunday, October 22, 2006

Most Polluted Places

The Top 5 of the most polluted places on planet earth:-

  • Dzerzhinsk in Russia, a Cold War chemical weapons site.
  • Linfen, heart of China's coal industry.
  • Kabwe in Zambia, site for mining and smelting of metals including lead.
  • Haina in the Dominican Republic, where battery recycling and smelting have left huge concentrations of lead in residents.
  • Ranipet in India, where more than three million people are affected by tannery waste.

Source (click city's name for other sources too): A New York-based environmental charity, Blacksmith Institute, has documented what it calls the 5 most polluted places on the planet. It is dedicated to monitor pollution related environmental projects in developing countries.

Tags: Environment, Pollution, Blacksmith Institute, Most Polluted, Dzerzhinsk, Russia, Linfen, China, Kabwe, Zambia, Haina, Dominica Republic, Ranipet, India

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