Category Archives: Toxic Apocalypse

Toxic Apocalypse #26: 100 Years of Lead Contamination in Kabwe, Zambia

Newest Toxic Apocalypse is a devastated land where mining has permanently contaminated soil water and humans Another of Africa’s toxic urban wastelands Kabwe is located about 90 miles north of Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city in the region know as the … Continue reading

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And Now, the Newest Toxic Apocalypse Site: the Bayou Corne Sinkhole! | Ongoing

350 + Former Residents Of Bayou Corne Are Unlikely to Ever Return Home, Another Gift To Louisiana From the Petro Boys The sinkhole as of January 20, 2013 There isn’t much to look at around the Bayou Corne sinkhole, which … Continue reading

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Toxic Apocalypse Day #22: Niger Delta Oil Devastation | 50 Years of Shell Games

Royal Dutch Shell Has Destroyed the Niger Delta As Profits Flow To The Capital And Beyond The go hung guys at Royal Dutch Shell are all excited about drilling in the Arctic, but they haven’t managed to clean up the … Continue reading

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Toxic Apocalypse Day #20: Dzerzhinsk, Russia Nerve Gas Contamination | 1930 – Now

Dzerzhinsk named the most chemically polluted city in the world Guinness Book of World Records In the Russian city of Dzerzhinsk, not too far east of Moscow, the death rate exceeds the birth rate by 26%. That’s because until the … Continue reading

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Toxic Apocalypse Day 19: 70,000 Fukushima Residents Permanently Homeless | 2011

After the World’s Second Worst Nuclear Disaster, 70,000 Former Residents Are Never Going Home Two years after the March 11, 2011 triple nuke meltdown, the degree of local and global contamination remain unclear. Japanese, Russian and American authorities have some … Continue reading

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Toxic Apocalypse Day 17: Death Smelter At La Oroya | 1922 – Now

99% OF THE CHILDREN IN LA OROYA HAVE LEAD POISONING It Just Might Be The Smelter This smelting plant is locted in the middle of La Oroya, Peru, an Andean town not far from Lima. Built in 1922, the massive … Continue reading

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Toxic Apocalypse Day 16: Alberta Tar Sands | Game Over

Permanent Destruction of an Ancient Boreal Forest the Size of Florida The Petroleum Play That Climate Experts Call “Game Over” One of the planets largest industrial projects of any kind, Alberta’s tar sands are composed of nasty”bituminous sand” whence oil … Continue reading

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Toxic Apocalypse Day 15: Chevron Trashes Ecuador | 1960 – Now

Chevron Refuses Pay $9 Billion Fine The battle over one of the largest environmental disasters in history now in it’s third decade—but the toxic mess remains In the Amazon region known as Oriente, Chevron is responsible for one of the … Continue reading

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Toxic Apocalypse Day 14: Mossville/Cancer Alley

In Cancer Alley’s Mossville, the Chemical Companies Rule And The People Move Away or Die Why, Boss, those ole darkies knew there were chemical plants there when they founded the town in 1790. Located near Lake Charles, LA, Mossville is … Continue reading

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Toxic Apocalypse #13: Atomic Lake, Kazakhstan | 1949 – Now

NUKE A CRATER AND FILL ‘ER UP WITH WATER, COMRADE Before Monsanto came to dominate the world’s GMO seed business (and thus your food supply), they had a long history of making poisons such as Agent Orange. Their track record … Continue reading

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