10 places abandoned because of man-made environmental catastrophes

Childrens toys and gas masks litter a kindergarten classroom in Pripyat, Ukraine, just a few miles from Chernobyl.

Childrens toys and gas masks litter a kindergarten classroom in Pripyat, Ukraine, just a few miles from Chernobyl. Image courtesy of National Geographic

I don’t need to say much as the pictures in this story tell the tale. And this story is sad enough, but the truth is this is a very short list of the places we have managed to ruin to the point where they become uninhabitable; there are many others. There are thousands of “SuperFund” sites in the US alone!

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