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23rd Apr '18 12:23:44 AM compro01
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_the_Drums The Valley of the Drums]] in Kentucky. Acre upon acre of leaking drums full of toxic waste. It and Love Canal were the impetus for the creation of the Superfund program.
28th Mar '18 10:54:43 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', the planet Sulust was never particularly hospitable with large parts of the native live evolving underground. The planet is also extremely rich in natural resources and the local Sullustans are known as great engineers, which made it one of the main manufacturers of starships in the galaxy with pretty much no concerns for natural preservation, as not even the natives wanted to go outside if it could be avoided, and rather lived on space stations when supporting the underground settlements became problematic.

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* In the ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', the planet Sulust was never particularly hospitable with large parts of the native live evolving underground. The planet is also extremely rich in natural resources and the local Sullustans are known as great engineers, which made it one of the main manufacturers of starships in the galaxy with pretty much no concerns for natural preservation, as not even the natives wanted to go outside if it could be avoided, and rather lived on space stations when supporting the underground settlements became problematic.
31st Jan '18 1:12:13 AM DeepRed
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** London's notorious "pea-souper" fogs were a result of this trope; the whole city is built in a massive river valley known as the London Basin, which is a natural fog-trap. When the fog mixed with smoke, not just from industry but from tens of thousands of coal fires in people's homes, the result was a huge blanket of choking smog covering the entire city. Open fireplaces in homes are still banned in many areas of the city as a result. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smog The Great Smog of '52 or Big Smoke]] was a severe air pollution event that affected London during December 5-9 1952. It is estimated that 12,000 people died prematurely and 100,000 more were made ill.

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** London's notorious "pea-souper" "[[AFoggyDayInLondonTown pea-souper]]" fogs were a result of this trope; the whole city is built in a massive river valley known as the London Basin, which is a natural fog-trap. When the fog mixed with smoke, not just from industry but from tens of thousands of coal fires in people's homes, the result was a huge blanket of choking smog covering the entire city. Open fireplaces in homes are still banned in many areas of the city as a result. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smog The Great Smog of '52 or Big Smoke]] was a severe air pollution event that affected London during December 5-9 1952. It is estimated that 12,000 people died prematurely and 100,000 more were made ill.
10th Jan '18 5:25:31 PM Ninamarie124
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3rd Jan '18 2:14:07 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''[[JakAndDaxter Jak II and Jak 3]]'', the Metal Heads' territory, as well as Haven City itself, is very desolate, polluted, and dangerous.2), It's both a DeathWorld filled with dangerous monsters and polluted to the point it makes any real life environmental trainwrecks look quite pleasant in comparision.

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* In ''[[JakAndDaxter Jak II ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' and Jak 3]]'', ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'', the Metal Heads' territory, as well as Haven City itself, is very desolate, polluted, and dangerous.2), It's both a DeathWorld filled with dangerous monsters and polluted to the point it makes any real life environmental trainwrecks look quite pleasant in comparision.
5th Sep '17 12:08:59 AM snichols1973
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* From "Be Leery Of Lake Eerie" in ''Walt Disney Comics'' #655, (April 2005), Huey, Dewey, Louie and the Junior Woodchucks discover a dragon that lives off of Lake Eerie's pollutants, only for the dragon to meet its demise when the rain dilutes the lake to a 98% impure level.

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* From ''ComicBook/DisneyComics'' "Be Leery Of Lake Eerie" in ''Walt Walt Disney Comics'' Comics #655, (April 2005), Huey, Dewey, Louie and the Junior Woodchucks discover a dragon that lives off of Lake Eerie's pollutants, only for the dragon to meet its demise when the rain dilutes the lake to a 98% impure level.
4th Sep '17 11:33:49 PM snichols1973
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* From "Be Leery Of Lake Eerie" in ''Walt Disney Comics'' #655, (April 2005), Huey, Dewey, Louie and the Junior Woodchucks discover a dragon that lives off of Lake Eerie's pollutants, only for the dragon to meet its demise when the rain dilutes the lake to a 98% impure level.
4th Aug '17 7:29:57 PM TheKaizerreich
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* Parts of Indian cities can be like this due to unregulated recycling of e-waste and other products, and not many restrictions on pollution. This has led to the Indian government to introduce new regulations on pollution and the break down of e-waste.

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* Parts of Indian cities can be like this due to unregulated recycling of e-waste and other products, and not many restrictions on pollution. This has led to the Indian government to introduce new regulations on pollution and the break down of e-waste. Even less flatteringly is the fact that most of India has a problem with plumbing on an unimaginable scale. Sewers are hopelessly clogged due to the huge concentration of people (remember that India has over 1 billion inhabitants and still grows by dozens millions every year) and authorities just can't get the problem under control. The result is terrible hygiene in many places and related side effects like poor health or swarms of pests.
4th Aug '17 7:20:52 PM TheKaizerreich
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** The GDR had a few such places as well, and tales of former Soviet-personnel-occupied areas (specifically industrial and military) brimming with pollution, loaded with deadly chemicals in the soil and generally being almost impossible to enter are fairly widespread, since the Soviets didn't bother to clean up anything when they left. After the reunion, one of the bigger issues was getting rid of all the pollution and making those places inhabitable again. Overall, it generally worked.
28th Jul '17 10:23:18 PM Doug86
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* The Sea of Decay in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind;; played with this. Ultimately subverted in that the poison-laden plant life, which was caused by human industrial and military waste, were the product of the forest trying to cleanse the land, and underneath the jungle was pristine earth. The Tolumekian Empire, meanwhile, plays it straight.

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* The Sea of Decay in ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind;; ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' played with this. Ultimately subverted in that the poison-laden plant life, which was caused by human industrial and military waste, were the product of the forest trying to cleanse the land, and underneath the jungle was pristine earth. The Tolumekian Empire, meanwhile, plays it straight.
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