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10 MOST TOXIC Places On Earth

From the DIRTIEST Cities, to nuclear wastelands ; these are the 10 MOST TOXIC Places On Earth.

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10.La Oroya | Peru

9.Dhaka | Bangladesh

8. Norilsk | Russia

The city has been branded as the most polluted city in Russia, where the snow is black, air tastes like sulfur and rivers run red. Life expectancy of employees in the smelter is 10 years below the Russian average.

By some estimates, 1% of the world`s sulfur dioxide emission comes from the Norilsk nickel mines. Nearly 500 tons of copper and nickel as well as two million tons of sulfur dioxide are released into the air, annually.

In 2016 the nearby Daldykan River turned red and the evidence pointed to privately owned wastewater pipes. The company accepted the responsibility while claiming that the coloring was of no danger to humans or wildlife.

The smelting plant was in the process of being modernized and steps are being taken in order to reduce pollution.

7.Nevada Proving Grounds | Nevada

Nevada Proving Grounds, now known as the Nevada Test Site or Nevada National Security Site is a U. S. Department of Energy reservation in Nye County, Nevada, 65 miles northwest from Las Vegas.

The tests stopped in 1994 but the area is still extremely radioactive. Even though the radioactivity in the water is gradually declining, isotopes like plutonium and uranium could pose risks to workers or future settlers on the NNSS for tens of thousands of years.

6.Shanghai | China

In December of 2013, Shanghai suffered a great spike in air pollution when the so called “2013 Eastern China Smog” occurred. The pollution levels were between 23 and 31 times the international standard.

Nearly one-third of all government vehicles were pulled off the streets, construction work was halted, student`s outdoor activities were suspended, flights were cancelled or diverted.
And even though air pollution in Shanghai is substantial by the world standard, it is still lower than other cities in China.

Among the top 500 most polluted cities in the world, Chinese cities hold 179 spots.

Thankfully, China is taking extremely serious measures to reduce pollution, closing coal factories, smelters and mills while switching over to more eco-friendly energy sources.

5.Northwest Arctic | Alaska

Out of all the states in the union, Alaska produces the most toxins, outranking every other state by nearly 3 times.

A closer look reveals that 91% of all of Alaska`s emissions come from one county, Northwest Arctic, most of it originating from one city – Kotzebue, population 7,500.

So how is it possible that a tiny city, in the middle of nowhere Alaska is responsible for so much pollution?

Well, just 90 miles from Kotzebue is Red Dog Mine, the largest source of zinc in the world. It was established in 1987 and each year, it releases 756 million pounds of toxins into the environment.

4.Asse II mine | Germany
The Asse II mine opened between 1906, initially extracting potash (until 1925) and producing rock salt (1916-1964). But during the period between 1964 and 1995 the mine was used as a storage of radioactive waste.

Now, this mine has been abandoned, with barrels of low-level and medium-level waste in a jumbled heap, some of it not even contained properly. There`s fears that the mine could fill with water and authorities are rushing to remove the waste with remotely operated vehicles since it is unsafe for workers to go in there.

3. | New Mexico

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s history is relatively short, it became operational in 1999. The facility is used to store transuranic waste left over from nuclear weapons research. Transuranic waste consists of clothing, tools, rags, residues, debris, soil and other items contaminated with radioactive elements, mostly plutonium.

2.Pacific Proving Grounds | Pacific Ocean

Pacific Proving Grounds is the name given to a number of sites on the Marshall Islands and in the Pacific Ocean which were used for nuclear testing between 1946 and 1962.

The US conducted 105 atmospheric and underwater nuclear tests in the Pacific.

1.Pripyat | Ukraine

50000 People used to live here… Now it’s a ghost town.

Radiation levels were so high that Nuclear Power stations in Sweden, Finland and Norway detected the anomaly. Twenty years later, the area is still uninhabitable. Except for the 197 people living in 11 villages scattered in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The average age is 63.



  1. World Unearthed

    May 10, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Whats the most TOXIC gaming community ? CSGO OR COD ????? 😛

  2. Mawerick77

    May 10, 2018 at 3:31 am

    "I liked it" lol.

  3. greenbeardman

    May 10, 2018 at 3:52 am

    people need to stop dumping

  4. alex baldwin

    May 10, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Love the Call of Duty 4 reference.

  5. Kevin Benson

    May 10, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Loved this one! Way better content/presentation than your collab videos..

  6. Snaggletooth 75

    May 10, 2018 at 5:13 am

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  7. Talia al Ghul

    May 10, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Your number 1 didn't shock me…

  8. jonny bolt

    May 10, 2018 at 6:40 am

    youtube might track you but ad blocker will stop most of there crap

  9. jonny bolt

    May 10, 2018 at 6:43 am

    boring and do the video even show any real places or just random stuff that looks good

  10. jonny bolt

    May 10, 2018 at 6:43 am

    thumbs down

  11. mackebest1995

    May 10, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Franks toe knife?

  12. stayunique91

    May 10, 2018 at 11:47 am

    No Fukushima?

  13. charles-antoine lefebvre

    May 10, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    I think they should leave them alone

  14. RaythMercury

    May 10, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    I still think you should do one on maritime disasters.

  15. Kuunib

    May 10, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    I live right next to a place where Switzerland built a 887million CHF hall to isolate a chemical dump site that leaked. So if I ever get cancer I'll sue the shit out of the government.

  16. Liam Andrade

    May 10, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    "However Saint George Utah" me living in Saint George Utah oh fuck lol

  17. boofmcgee1

    May 10, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    20 uh

  18. Hardstyle Dom91

    May 10, 2018 at 9:04 pm


  19. PugLife9

    May 10, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    #1 should be Fortnite’s Servers

  20. Revon Lrivingstron

    May 10, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Number 1 is the internet i have gotten multiple types of cancer just by reading certain comments

  21. 3rd World Garage

    May 11, 2018 at 12:21 am

    Uhhh… Fukushima? Semipalatinsk ( main Soviet test site)? Mayak? Novaya Zemlya ( Tsar Bomba test site)?

  22. pill peen

    May 11, 2018 at 12:49 am

    no mention of ww1 western front battlefields, oddly enough

  23. Evan Ross

    May 11, 2018 at 1:15 am

    I'll gladly do the voiceover for your next video. And I promise to read the script ahead of time.

  24. Paul Petersen

    May 11, 2018 at 1:33 am

    No Fukushima?

  25. numba83coletrain

    May 11, 2018 at 4:32 am

    pfft Overwatch

  26. Grant Rissley

    May 11, 2018 at 5:50 am

    world unearthed look uo toxic pond in caledonia Wisconsin

  27. Couldn't CARELESS

    May 11, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Why is Chernobyl always #1 on these lists…

  28. derrenk

    May 11, 2018 at 8:44 am

    London (y)UK specifically The Houses of Parliament 😉

  29. Greg Schaust

    May 11, 2018 at 9:43 am

    How are you going to leave out the Hanford nuclear reservation. That is wayyyy more toxic than any of those sites. I am sure that Russia has their own equivalent site like that as well, they just aren't telling people.

  30. Daniel b1uk

    May 11, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    1 your mind

  31. alan j

    May 12, 2018 at 6:02 am

    Hi grate vid thanks

  32. kutbleat

    May 12, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    how about fukushima?

  33. err0r

    May 12, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    My ass is the most toxic place in the world

  34. Luke Corbett

    May 13, 2018 at 1:41 am

    to be honest, what list of most toxic places on earth doesnt have the worst nuclear disaster in history being pripyat ukraine – chernobyl as its number 1?


    May 13, 2018 at 10:57 am

    2011 uhh 2018

  36. ProperGoodDishcloth

    May 13, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    #1 – The For Honor/Destiny subreddit

  37. DrivenByDiamond

    May 13, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I'm subbing bc you're the first person making a top 10 list to reference CoD 4 when mentioning Pripyat.

  38. John White

    May 13, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    someone forgot fukashima

  39. White Guy

    May 13, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    League of legends

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