It is now 2011 and one of the things that hasn’t changed a bit this year is the ammount of pollution there is on earth. Just so you should know I’m not from Greenpeace or anything like that, I’m just a simple citizen like most other people. I was just wondering what is the most poluted place on earth. So i Googled it and most of the websites wrote that a city called Linfen in China is the most polluted place on earth. Well I researched and they are wrong.
The Most Polluted Place On Earth Is Chernobyl.
Chernobyl is an abandoned city in northern Ukraine.
The city was evacuated in 1986 due to the Chernobyl disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, located 14.5 kilometers (9 miles) north-northwest. The power plant was within Chernobyl Raion (District), but the city was not the residence of the power plant workers. When the power plant was under construction, Prypiat, a city larger and closer to the power plant, had been built as home for the power plant workers. After the accident the Chernobyl Raion administration was transferred to the neighboring Ivankiv Raion.
Though the city today is mostly uninhabited, a small number of people reside in houses marked with signs stating that the “Owner of this house lives here”. Workers on watch and administrative personnel of the Zone of Alienation are stationed in the city on a long term basis. Prior to its evacuation, the city was inhabited by about 14,000 residents.The city of Slavutych was built specifically for the evacuated population of Chernobyl. Although it is still mostly uninhabited, rumors exist that the Ukraine government want to make Chernobyl a future tourist location.
The Chernobyl disaster triggered the release of substantial amounts of radiation into the atmosphere in the form of both particle and gaseous radioisotopes, and is the most significant unintentional release of radiation into the environment to date. It has been suggested that the Chernobyl disaster released as much as 400 times the radioactive contamination of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.