What Is The Deadliest City On Earth?

I found this request by Rodney Southern and my first thought was correct after much research.

Many people will automatically think war or crime ridden cities would be in this.

No, this city is now uninhabited but is still killing people. Every year more people die from what this city gave them-cancer.

You are wondering what city I am speaking of?

Take a look at a few of these pictures and see if you know.

Do You Know?

It doesn't look very deadly does it?

Many of the people would have never even considered it.

Here are some pictures of people who were victims:

The Answer Is:

Chernobyl, Ukraine.

This disaster killed at least 9,000 people and displaced thousands more.

For those of you that don't know what happened there, it was a nuclear accident at a plant in Chernobyl.

This all happened in 1986. There is still fallout, but people are able to go there for short times. They are also taking a chance of contracting cancer.

There are even some people living there now, but I am sure life expectancy is very low.

Yep Rodney, Chernobyl is the deadliest city in the world.

© 2009 Greg Boudonck

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William F. Torpey 7 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

How soon we forget. Great hub, Froggy. Everyone who says we should solve our energy problem by building more nuclear plants should be required to read this hub, look at the pictures and watch the telling video. I wonder how many billionaires are buying up the cheap real estate in Chernoble just waiting for the day they can build luxury condos there.


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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

You have that right William; people seem to forget much to easy. Yep, they will be selling nice condos and people will wonder why cancer is hitting hard.

Hopefully hubs like this will wake people up. Thanks Mr Torpey


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someonewhoknows 7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

we praise the military just as any other country does ,yet when it comes to some of those in the highest ranks of the military all over the world it's ok by them if civilians get killed because they couldn't do their job without killing any civilians.Why does the military test nerve gas and radioative materials on the troops in the military as well as civilians at home.Because as in that movie "Dr.Strange love" they are either meglomaniacs or insane.Either way they should be removed from the military and tried for mass murder and genocide or put into mental institutions to be rehabilitated.No country should put up with such actions.


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tonymac04 7 years ago from South Africa

Very good reminder of the dangers faced by ordinary people especially around anything nuclear.

Love and peace

Tony


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

So hard to think something like this could happen In modern civilization. I had forgotten about Chernobyl and this sparked a memory of a documentary I was watching of It 20 years ago. I saw babies who were crying and In agony and Mr Wannabe tough guy here started crying too ! Thank you for this Important hub .


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

It's shocking! We've just been doing Sadako as a literary study in Grade 4. It's the true story of a little girl who was 3 years old when the atom bomb was dropped in Nagasaki and HIROSHIMA and died at age 14 from atom bomb sickness, which we now call leukemia. There were many people who died there as a result of cancers caused from the radiation. I agree with another comment on this hub, nuclear energy can be very dangerous and I get nervous about hearing them build more nuclear power stations.


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

the irony! Chernobyl was one of my team projects, along with the Hiroshima incidents last term. Thanks for this hub, we all need to be continually reminded of man's inhumanity to man so that this form of suffrage does not occur again.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I guessed right! Scary, sad, heartbreaking and it could happen anywhere! Thank you for helping us to remember there are still hurting people out there!

PS I love your new Avatar!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for an interesting Hub that I enjoyed reading.


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brad4l 7 years ago from USA

Interesting video, I had not seen that one before, but have come across a couple of other ones. These kinds of videos are very eerie, especially when you consider all of the fear and danger those that lived there must have gone through. Scary stuff!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

This is the new "sustainability being pushed by the Pew Group,Homeland Security and EERE. This is not clean - like the Atkins Diet that first went through in the 1970's, humans are so quick to forget..."No More Nukes!"

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