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
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
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
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
Air Station Alameda

Many Americans Still Live On or Near Toxic Waste

Visual artist Brooke Singer has been investigating US Superfund sites since 2006.
Emiko Jozuka
9.28.15
tech

Saving the Environment with Criminals from Bucharest

Since 2007, Romania's courts have been giving criminals a choice between prison and disassembling electronics in warehouses.
Alex Nedea, Photos: George Popescu
2.19.15
The Profiles Issue

How a Hungarian Mayor Saved His Small Town from Environmental Catastrophe

On Toldi Tamás's first day as mayor of Devecser, Hungary, he woke up to a deluge of polluted red mud rapidly flowing through the streets, sweeping away buildings and severely burning the townspeople. The next year would be tough.
Sean Williams
6.10.14
Motherboard Blog

The Home of Olive Oil and Mozzarella Is Still the Mafia's Toxic Waste Land

One of Italy's major mafia organizations has made giant profits from disposing of an untold amount of waste, some of it toxic.
ALEX PASTERNACK
2.3.14
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