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The 7 Most Toxic Places to Live

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The 7 Most Toxic Places to Live

From MNN.com

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.

Citarum River, Indonesia

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.

CREDIT: EPA

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11:42AM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

Very depressing article!

5:47PM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

I agree. My computer uses far too much energy clicking through articles and wating for them to load. That's not very green.

5:43PM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

C2C, can't you put all this on one page instead of making us click through 7 pages????

8:44AM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

heartbreakingly sad

6:54AM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

someone should take a look at Flin Flon MB Canada. it's a disgrace.

11:04AM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

This is what man has done to the beautiful Earth.

8:24AM PDT on Jul 15, 2011

Yikes

6:10PM PDT on May 31, 2011

Scary...

5:07PM PDT on May 1, 2011

Disturbing. Look what unfettered greed has done.

6:50AM PDT on Apr 30, 2011

The USA should make the coal mine in Peru adhere to US laws. Of course, we don't make companies in the US adhere to the laws but what is allowed in Peru is despicable! International laws need to be enacted since we are becoming a smaller and smaller planet. The waste in Argentina will find its way into the USA food chain and other areas of life! Does the USA have to do EVERYTHING??? I say YES if no one else will and they don't seem to be!!! There are no "boundaries" that keep it "over there". It comes our way.

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