World's 10 Most Polluted Places

Presenting the world's most polluted places.
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2007 8:32 AM CDT
World's 10 Most Polluted Places
Picture taken 17 April 2007 shows a classroom of abandoned school in the evacuated Chernobyl area.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Millions around the world live in soot-blackened cities and toxic wastelands. Time offers a reverse travel guide to the most polluted places on Earth:

  1. Linfen, China
  2. Tianjin, China
  3. Sukinda, India

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  1. Vapi, India
  2. La Oroya, Peru
  3. Dzerzhinsk, Russia
  4. Norilsk, Russia
  5. Chernobyl, Ukraine
  6. Sumgayit, Azerbaijan
  7. Kabwe, Zambia
(Read more pollution stories.)

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