Tomorrow exactly one year ago, on Monday October 4th 2010, near the small town of Devecser in Hungary a large reservoir of aluminum bauxite waste collapsed and approximately one million cubic meters of toxic waste poured out polluting the town and many kilometres of nature and agricultural land. Most of it ended up in a […]
“Not only individuals pollute water, most of the industrial waste water in Egypt is being sluiced untreated into the Nile.”
The most senior and most controversial of French nuclear reactors the Fessenheim 1, in operation since 1977, is in the next few days expected to receive permission to continue operation for another 10 years by the Nuclear Safety Authority of France (ASN), According to an article in the French Daily, Le Figaro. The outdated reactor is located in the Alsace region along the River Rhine. “In the event of a serious accident with even only a partial nuclear fusion its too thin concrete floor could be pierced and the Rhine would be contaminated, all the way to Rotterdam.”
The Colorado river is not only threatened by climate change and over-use of the river water. A major threat comes from an enormous radioactive mining-waste pit. This waste, or ‘tailings’ site is located on the bank of the Colorado River, in Moab, Utah, a small town that turned into the uranium capital of the world in the 1950`s.
A desert landscape; abandoned crumbling hotels; dry swimming pools; dead palm trees; a salty lake with white salt-encrusted beaches and dead fish. Welcome to the Salton Sea, an apocalyptic place in the forgotten southeast corner of California.
Weird, weirder, weirdest – the Salton Sea in the south of California, just two hours from Los Angeles, is a place incomparable to anywhere else in the world. Located at an altitude of 40 meters below sea level, in August this place lies in the sweltering, humid heat and is waiting for the first monsoon rains, as even the Californians call it.