20. Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan
As one of the largest dumps of radioactive waste in all of Asia, Mailuu-Suu is not only heavily contaminated but there are a series of unstable uranium tailing pits in the hills surrounding the city. Were these pits were to empty the result would be disastrous.
15. Dhaka, Bangladesh
Whenever you cram 150 million people into an area the size of Bangladesh you are bound to have some waste management issues.c
10. Yamuna River, India
As the largest tributary of the Ganges, scientists estimate that roughly 60% of Delhi’s waste gets dumped into the river. This doesn’t change the fact that almost all of its residents rely on it for water and bathing as well.
5. Lake Karachay, Russia
Used for years as nuclear dumping site by the Soviet Union, Lake Karachay has several times been declared the most polluted place on Earth. In fact, it has been said that just 1 hour of exposure here would be lethal.