Toxic waste

Instagram

Instagram Users Are Flocking to This Beautiful Chemical Waste Dump in Siberia

A polluted lake in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has become a popular Russian social media destination.
Sarah Emerson
7.11.19
environment

This Photographer Shows Us the Pollution We Can’t See for Ourselves

Flying hundreds of feet above land, J. Henry Fair uncovers everyday environmental catastrophes you probably didn’t know existed.
Edoardo Liotta
5.20.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

The government says America’s most polluted lake is now clean. Just don't eat the fish.

After a $1 billion cleanup, the county and the main polluter are still trying to convince people that the lake is safe to use.
Sarah Sax
8.24.18
Daily Buzzkill

Will Trump's EPA Address the Likely Carcinogen In Our Drinking Water?

People are exposed to more than 10 times the "safe" amount of this chemical in east LA.
Ed Cara
9.6.17
EPA

Trump is making it way cheaper to break environmental laws

Carter Sherman
8.10.17
Indigenous issues

How a Mining Disaster Devastated an Indigenous Group in Brazil

The toxic spill that contaminated the Rio Doce continues to affect the Krenak people.
Nigel Irwin
3.3.17
Denmark

Greenland Is Very Mad About the Toxic Waste the US Left Buried Under Its Ice

Climate change threatens to melt the ice and expose chemicals and radioactive material.
Kate Lunau
10.14.16
russia

A Nuclear-Powered US Military Ice Base Will Resurface as the Arctic Melts

Toxic pollutants, including radioactive coolant, are buried there.
Kate Lunau
8.5.16
moms

Two Stay-at-Home Moms Are Waging War Against the Feds Over Illegal Toxic Waste

What do you do when there's 10,000 barrels of illegally dumped uranium two miles away from your home and the government tells you not to worry about it?
Amy Martyn
6.1.16
asia & pacific

Mysterious Mass Fish Death Sparks Rare Public Protest in Repressive Vietnam

The mysterious mass death of an estimated 100 tons of poisoned fish has sparked widespread anger and rare protest directed at a Taiwanese steel firm thought to have been releasing toxins into the sea.
VICE News
5.16.16
environment

China's Toxic Waste Problem Is Just as Bad as Its Notorious Air Pollution

Chinese authorities busted a parking lot owner in Baoding who allowed thousands of tons of toxic waste to be dumped on his property — an incident that highlights the country's lax regulation of dangerous solid waste.
Jake Bleiberg
3.8.16
Cancer

The Italian Mob's Toxic Waste Dumping Is Giving People Cancer

The Camorra mob has been running a multibillion dollar toxic waste disposal racket for decades and it’s killing people around Naples.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.4.16
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