Toxic Apocalypse Series

Toxic Apocalypse Stories

#1 Bhopal, India
Pesticide Plant Explosion 1984
The nation’s first Superfund site and a story of dead kids, depressing malfeasance on the part of authorities and a small bit of hope for grass roots hell raising.

#2 Love Canal, New York

Evacuated 1978

The nation’s first Superfund site and a story of dead kids, depressing malfeasance on the part of authorities and a small bit of hope for grass roots hell raising.


#3 Picher, OK
Lead Poisoned Population | Evacuated and Closed 2009
Another Superfund site too toxic to clean up. Read the story of what people are willing to put up with for the all mighty job.


#4 Times Beach, MO
Mass Dioxin Contamination | Evacuated and Covered Over 1985
Near St. Louis was a town called Times Beach, poisoned out of existence and now a very, very, very expensive bird sanctuary


#5 Chernobyl Meltdown
Still the Worst Nuclear Disaster Ever! | Abandoned 1984
Still too hot to even think about decontaminating, Chernobyl will be uninhabitable for a minimum of 300 years.

Chernobyl Nuclear Meltdown


#6 Centralia, PA
Eternal Coal Fire Undermines Town | Zip Code Cancelled 2002
One of thousands of coal seam fires burning out of control around the world, this one has been going for more than 50 years and is expected to burn for hundreds more.


#7 Deadly Lake Karachay
Radioactive Contamination | 1945 – Now
They say that standing on the shore of this lake for one hour will deliver a lethal dose of radiation. Is that true? Volunteers?


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