Picher, Oklahoma is considered the most toxic place in the United States. The town has been ravaged by industrial mining; so much so that a majority of it’s inhabitants have fled and it’s current population is 20. There have been numerous reports of sinkholes appearing overnight as mine shafts collapse. Often, underground water, highly acidic and concentrated with heavy metals, come bubbling into these sinks and turns them into toxic ponds.
The area surrounding Chernobyl “will not be safe for human life again for another 20,000 years“.
The 15 largest ships in the world produce as much sulphur oxide pollution as all the cars in the world combined.