Cornwall ON – Pollution is just about everywhere you look. While the battle to clean our Environment seems like a losing battle most days progress does happen. Sadly for every small victory there are catastrophe’s like the Gulf Oil Spill; another of which just occurred recently.
The scary thing is the degree of pollution that exists in some parts of the world and the potential to impact everyone on the planet. The story I linked to mentions some of the pollution hot spots in the world.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has said Karachay is equal to dumping all of the waste tanks at Washington’s Hanford Reservation into a 30-acre lake.
The lake has been drying out since the 1960s, allowing radioactive dust to be blown away and irradiating half a million people nearby. To counter this, authorities have filled the lake with concrete to prevent the sediments from shifting, but it’s still unknown whether clean up of the contaminated area is possible.
Predictably, the radiation has leaked into the region’s ground water supply, and some experts even fear the radioactivity could reach the Tetscha river and then onward to the Atlantic Ocean, which would mean a worldwide contamination.
Now if that doesn’t give you a shiver what will? There are so many little things we can do to make our world a better place from physically making it greener and healthier to getting involved and making sure our governments respond to what most people want; a safe, healthy, and clean environment that doesn’t poison us and everything in it.
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