Thursday, 9 January 2014

Niger-Delta Named Among The World’s 10 Most Polluted Places in the World! [PHOTOS]

According to the report, the World Health Organization (the public health arm of the United Nations) has estimated that 23 percent of deaths in the developing world can be attributed to environmental factors like pollution. Besides cancer, exposure to toxic chemicals can cause acute and chronic poisoning, cognitive impairment, organ damage and respiratory problems, the report said, adding that children are most vulnerable to these impacts.
Researchers said the 10 sites were chosen based on the severity of their health risk and prioritized by their value as examples of different kinds of pollution threats around world.
Here are the 10 sites listed in the report, in alphabetical order:

Agbogbloshie, Ghana:  

A boy places another piece of 'e-waste' on a burning pile of electronics in Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana, in 2008.
This dumpsite in the Ghanaian capital Accra is the second largest e-waste processing area in West Africa. When sheathed cables from electronics like microwaves and computers are burned to recover the copper material inside, metals can particulate in the smoke and get left behind in the soil. An estimated 40,000 people are affected by the pollution threat.

Chernobyl, Ukraine:  

Bumper cars remain abandoned in the empty town of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on March 25, 2011 in Pripyat, Ukraine.
The world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in 1986 released 100 times more radiation than the atom bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Skin lesions, respiratory ailments, infertility and birth defects affected people in contaminated areas in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine for years and the accident has been linked to more than 4,000 cases of thyroid cancer. Pollution from Chernobyl is estimated to have affected some 10 million people.

Citarum River, Indonesia:  

Greenpeace activists wearing protective suits inspect toxic waste discharge from a textile factory seen in the background in Citarum river, in Dayeuhkolot district in Bandung regency, located in West Java province.
More than 500,000 people are directly affected, and up to 5 million people are indirectly impacted, by chemical pollution in the Citarum River Basin in West Java. Lead, aluminum, manganese and iron concentrations in the river are several times higher than world averages because of pollution from industrial and domestic sources.

Dzershinsk, Russia:  

Itar-Tass / Landov
A major site of chemical manufacturing in Russia, Dzershinsk has high levels of pollutants like dioxins and phenol in the groundwater. Residents suffer from diseases and cancers of the eyes, lungs and kidneys and life expectancy in the city is just 47 for women and just 42 for men.

Hazaribagh, Bangladesh:  

Bangladeshi tannery workers sit amidst smoke as they labour at a temporary tannery in the Hazaribagh District of Dhaka on October 6, 2012.
Tanneries using old, outdated and inefficient processing methods to make leather dump 22,000 cubic liters of toxic waste each day into the city's main river, impacting more than 160,000 people. This waste includes the cancer-causing chemical hexavalent chromium.

Kabwe, Zambia:

Blacksmith Institute
Decades of unregulated lead mining in this African city have caused serious health problems for residents of Kabwe, where more than 300,000 people are thought to be affected by pollution. In 2006, children's blood lead levels in Kabwe were found to exceed the recommended levels by five to 10 times.

Kalimantan, Indonesia:  

An excavator load coal to a truck at Pit Pelican of Kaltim Prima Coal in Sangata, Kutai Timur Regency, East Kalimantan province, Indonesia, in 2007.
On the island of Borneo, Kalimantan and the surrounding areas have become contaminated with mercury because of small-scale gold mining, impacting some 225,000 people. Miners in the region use mercury in the gold extraction process, resulting in mercury emissions during the amalgamation and smelting processes.

Matanza Riachuelo, Argentina:

A man looks down over a pile of garbage along the banks of the Riachuelo River near Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 2, 2009.
More than 15,000 industries are thought to be releasing a variety of pollutants into the Matanza River, which passes through Buenos Aires and empties into the Rio de la Plata. Contaminants include zinc, lead, copper, nickel and total chromium (a term that includes two forms of chromium), making the drinking water near the Matanza-Riachuelo river basin seriously unsafe, threating more than 20,000 people who live in the area.

Niger River Delta, Nigeria:  

Smoke rises as an illegal oil refinary burns after a military chase in a windy creek near river Nun in Nigeria's oil state of Bayelsa, December 6, 2012.
An unknown number of people are impacted by the voracious petroleum industry in this densely populated part of Africa, where there were nearly 7,000 incidents involving oil spills between 1976 and 2001. The report said that about 2 million barrels of oil were being extracted from the delta every day as of last year.

Norilsk, Russia

Smoke stacks for a nickel-refinery spew sulfur dioxide into the environment July 21, 2002 in Norilsk, Russia.
Norilsk is an industrial city in Siberian Russia, where each year, nearly 500 tons each of copper and nickel oxides and 2 million tons of sulfur dioxide are released into the air. Life expectancy for factory workers in Norilsk is 10 years below the Russian average. 



  1. Dem no lie na true be dat..... Shebi na deir research...... Any oda post?

  2. olamilekan 26c856999 January 2014 16:12

    Shey na me dey pollute am ?.....

  3. Replies
    1. Guess U̶̲̥̅̊я̅ sick in the head

  4. Replies
    1. U̶̲̥̅̊я̅ just lucky U̶̲̥̅̊я̅ nt beside me, else ℓ̊ for slap this U̶̲̥̅̊я̅ madness commot for U̶̲̥̅̊я̅ head

  5. You need to see some parts in lag too..

    1. Yea is nt ony niger delta dere ar sum place dats even more pollute dan niger delta

    2. Yea is nt ony niger delta dere ar sum place dats even more pollute dan niger delta

  6. Who's to blame nw??? Nxt biko#

  7. Am nt surprise @ all, b jare.

  8. Na wa o wonders they say shall never seize to hapen

  9. @P_Mighty, Must u comment 3times in a row ni? Abi na. Ur own juju b dat 2 win the 100k,if u dnt no wat 2 type,why no wait 4 d next update 2 comment.....haba,am sure u ar stil a learner.....mtcheeew.

  10. funmmylaryor alake9 January 2014 17:23

    Which one is dirty state again shey Ω̴̩̩̩̥a dem pollute A̶̲̥̅̊♍ ni abi U̶̲̥̅̊ don't knw how to read agai

  11. G♡̷̬̩̃̊D̶̲̥̅̊ go save us

  12. Blame d govt

  13. Ŋa̶̲̥̅ them sabi. Since is polluted ℓ̊ guess we need air freshener to reduce the level of pollution in Niger Delta so to say.

  14. What about picham in united kingdom,the place is more polluted than niger delta

  15. dat isnt funny at all

  16. Loool......No lie ooo