The most poisonous waters of the planet
Water occupies more than two thirds of the surfaces of our planet. It is the basis of the life of all biological creatures on Earth. It is considered to be the most useful pure natural water freshwater. Opinion erroneous, and sometimes unsafe for life. Not all the reservoirs of the planet give the beautiful, and certainly not all of them are clean. Even a small list of such places will help convince you of the truth of such an assertion.Spanish River Rio Tinto
Red River – this is how the name Rio Tinto translates from Cervantes. Located in Andalusia in the south-west of Spain, this waterway is famous for its high acidity (more than 2). In the upper reaches of the third millennium, minerals are being mined. Copper, silver and iron, which fall into it from the industries, give high acidity to water. Fears are also caused by special bacteria that live in the river. There is no living creature in the pond, but there is no need to speak about the danger of human contact with such a “life giver”. What became the root cause of such aggressive water, special bacteria or metal residues, scientists find it difficult to say.
Indonesian river Chitarum or Tsitarum
The Indonesian river Chitarum, which flows on the island of Java, is another danger to life. In this case, its pollution is only the business of human hands, or rather half a thousand plants located on the banks of the river. In some places under the garbage is completely hidden surface of the water. But all this does not prevent the local population (about five million) from using it for household needs and drinking – they don’t have a way out, this is the only source in the district. All the waste that is unaccustomed to sewers is merged into it.
American river Tualatin
Located in Oregon, the Tualatin River is famous for its green-blue algae, or rather, a special type of poisonous bacteria. Even a little contact with water from this river threatens with diarrhea, and in case of severe bad luck – paralysis and death.
Radioactive lake Karachay
The Russian lake Karachay is an eloquent example of the “peaceful atomic development”. The dumping of nuclear waste led to the fact that even going up to look at this reservoir, you can get 600 X-rays of radiation (lethal dose – 500). Although the level of radiation is gradually decreasing – until a complete recovery of the lake and surrounding areas is more than one decade.
American Berkeley Pete
The man-made reservoir in the state of Montana owes everything to man – both its existence and its danger. Lake Berkeley Pete arose from the mining of copper ore and other valuable metals. After the termination of work, the quarry was gradually filled with water saturated with arsenic, cadmium, copper and other metals. The water level gradually rises and all this happiness after 2020 can fall into the groundwater. Despite all its toxicity, the reservoir is popular with tourists because of its beautiful appearance. You can inspect it from a special platform for only $ 2.
Lake of death
Sicilian Death Lake or Acid Lake – a phenomenon of unearthly (literally) beauty. The two underground sources of sulfuric acid and the activity of Etna volcano are the main causes of its toxicity. In its calm waters, any organism decomposes at an incredible rate. According to rumors, the notorious Sicilian Cosa Nostra often uses this to conceal the bodies of the dead.
The main waterway of China and the third longest river in the world contains in their waters more than 30 billion tons of waste. The main cause of Yangtze pollution is chemical plants, steel complexes and oil refineries. Two tens of thousands of Chinese settlements that do not have a clue about sewage contribute.
Another holy river, this time the Indian, is also an example
“Care” of the person about the environment. Although industry contributes a lot to pollution, but the main danger is human waste and feces. The level of dangerous enterobacteria is 120 times higher than normal. But all this does not prevent the Hindus from swimming in the sacred Ganges, drinking water from it and performing ritual burial of the dead, thereby giving the reservoir additional “vital” properties.
Onondaga near Syracuse
In the American lake, located near the American Syracuse, it has been forbidden to swim, fish and use water from it for almost half a century. Onondag contamination is the result of the discharge of phosphates, nitrates, heavy metals, mercury and pathogenic bacteria into its waters. Although the situation is gradually improving, it is still far to an acceptable level of water treatment.
Nizhny Novgorod Black Hole
Not at all in distant galaxies, but not far from Nizhny Novgorod, the Black Hole Lake is located – one of the world’s most polluted water bodies. “Thanks to” the activities of the plant “Plexiglas” its waters are similar to black resin from the apocalyptic descriptions of hell. The stench emanating from this reservoir is not able to kill even summer fires in forests and peatlands.
As you can see, only a few units of dangerous water bodies from the entire list are created by nature. Everything else is the result of our livelihoods. At such rates, in the coming years, people will create ratings of at least some safe water sources for humans. If they live.