posted on May, 30 2010 @ 08:16 AM
The 15 most toxic places in the world
The Citarum River, Indonesia:
As the world's population balloons to almost 7 billion, it's become more and more difficult to find anywhere on Earth unaffected by man-made
pollution and development, and far too often it takes things going really wrong before people take action to keep our planet clean. So here's a list
that might help to motivate: The 15 most polluted places in the world.
The Citarum has been called the world's most polluted river. Around five million people live in the river's basin, and most of them rely on its
flow for their water supply.
Yamuna River, India:
The Yamuna is the largest tributary of the Ganges River. Where it flows through Delhi, it's estimated that 58 percent of the city's waste gets
dumped straight into the river. Millions of Indians still rely on these murky, sewage-filled waters for washing, waste disposal and drinking
Riachuelo Basin, Argentina:
The Riachuelo Basin is a waterway whose name is synonymous with pollution. More than 3,500 factories operate along the banks of the river, a
landscape that also includes 13 slums, numerous illegal sewage pipes running directly into the river, and 42 open garbage dumps.
You can visit the link to view all of the listings. I only pointed out the rivers because I am personally gifted to waking up every day and go to
work on the Altamaha River here in Southeast Georgia. A place of beauty that cannot be described in words, and a history that cannot be told in one
Ever throw a soda bottle out your window while driving? Could you imagine if everyone threw out a single bottle, every year? It seems like nothing
until you look at the bigger picture. I personally feel like that is part of the problem in the world, in any issue, not just the environment. We
can't see the bigger picture sometimes.
I am not one to push an agenda, and personally don't believe the Global Warming hype. I do not wish this thread to turn into a debate on Global
Take the time to visit the link.. look at the pictures.
Do your own research about pollution.
[edit on 30-5-2010 by broahes]