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Pollution - 24.09.2007

The world's most polluted municipalities
The Blacksmith Institute, an independent environmental organization, in cooperation with Green Cross Switzerland has compiled a list of the ten most polluted places in the world. These ten sites are located in seven countries. More than 12 million people are affected by the pollution.
The top-ten list describes the communities where environmental pollution has the most severe impacts on human health, particularly the health of children.
According to the report, the ten most polluted places of 2007 are:
Sumgayit, Azerbaijan;
Linfen, China;
Tianying, China;
Sukinda, India;
Vapi, India;
La Oroya, Peru;
Dzerzhinsk, Russia;
Norilsk, Russia;
Chernobyl, Ukraine
Kabwe, Zambia.
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