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Most polluted places

  1. Mar 15, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    wolram

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    I was shocked to see this

    http://www.kiddofspeed.com/

    And what about all N subs and waste Russia is supposed to be keeping safe?
     
  5. Mar 15, 2008 #4
    I dont trust air quality results after a national study ranked my town as being in the top ten, and we have two coal fired power plants in the area. Sithe wants to put another, even bigger, one in and theres a lot of controversy over it. Search "Desert Rock Power Plant"
     
  6. Mar 15, 2008 #5

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    Maine looks nice, and we're not heavily industrialized, but we are downstream from the big coal-fired power-plants in the Midwest. We have acid rain, high levels of mercury, cadmium, and other heavy metals in our pristine watersheds, and ozone alerts for asthma sufferers all summer long.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2008 #6

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    I would think the long term health of the community is the biggest indicator.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2008 #7

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    I read some where that your rivers were not the cleanest but air pollution?
     
  9. Mar 15, 2008 #8

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    Yes. EPA guidelines for air pollution were designed to monitor pollution locally, so the companies operating coal-fired power plants in the midwest simply equipped them with huge, tall stacks to shoot the effluent very high into the atmosphere, so upper-level winds could carry the pollutants to the Northeast states. In fact, we have health advisories against easting too much fresh-caught fish (mercury) and the livers of moose and deer (cadmium), among other things.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2008 #9
    Pff, China must be BY FAR the worst country to live in.

    I am sooo glad to be European !!!

    marlon
     
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    My bathroom?
     
  12. Mar 15, 2008 #11
    And now the Euro Zone is the number 1 economy in the World also. The US having dropped to number 2 due to the loss of the dollar's value.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2008 #12
    wildman, you've heard of Desert Rock right? What do you think?
     
  14. Mar 16, 2008 #13

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    You could try checking the back of my refrigerator.
     
  15. Mar 16, 2008 #14
    Didn't the European countries used to be like this too during the industrial revolution?

    What with all the smog and black forest(acid rain).
     
  16. Mar 16, 2008 #15
    Well, i don't know if the EU are the No 1 economy in the world, and frankly i don't care.
    All i know is that in this region, especially in Western Europe, the notion of green energy is very well established. Our governments are quite strict on pollution and that only reflects the quality of our societies. I admit, we have our problems as well but, if i look at the general living standard of the average John Doe in the street, i would say we are indeed the "richest" region in the world.

    marlon
     
  17. Mar 16, 2008 #16

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    Things were very bleak in the UK, but then no one new better, mad hatters did not know mercury was poisoning them, and people did not know what caused many illnesses.
     
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