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8 of the World’s Least Hospitable Places

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2. Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan

Population: 20,000

The mining operation that once made this town thrive has now wreaked major havoc on both the economy and the environment. From the 1940′s to the 1960′s a uranium plant produced over 10,000 metric tons of the stuff, which has had potentially huge consequences on the local population and the nearby river, which supplies drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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12:15PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

noted. 20 credits. thanks.

2:10AM PST on Mar 6, 2014

oh I really wanted to read this article but can only get up the first place.

4:14AM PST on Jan 30, 2014

thank you for sharing

11:18PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

@ Fi T. your dog's picture is so adorable! What kind of breed is it?

2:26PM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

The workplace, surely... ;-)

12:05PM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

It seems pollution and extreme cold and heat is the way to get on this list of undesirable places. I can hope that the pollution will someday be cleaned up at least.

8:28AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Thank you.

4:22AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

Good to know.Thanks for sharing

6:13AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Thank you

5:00AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

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