Ten Most Radioactive Places on Earth Mapped Out [GRAPHIC]


Do you know the dirty side of the nuclear industry?  After researching this article by brainz.org, we were shocked to find out how truly awful our radioactive waste problem is and how it is going to be hurting us all, for a long time to come.  Please take the time to read the links below, share this with your friends, and discuss solutions to these problems.  ~ Climate Viewer News

This list is not a definitive TOP TEN, it is simply ten very disgusting examples of nuclear warfare against the citizens of this world. CV News is attempting to compile a top twenty list, help us out by submitting your “most radioactive” links here.


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While the 2011 earthquake and worries surrounding Fukushima have brought the threat of radioactivity back into the public consciousness, many people still don’t realize that radioactive contamination is a worldwide danger. Radionuclides are in the top six toxic threats as listed in the 2010 report by The Blacksmith Institute, an NGO dedicated to tackling pollution. You might be surprised by the locations of some of the world’s most radioactive places — and thus the number of people living in fear of the effects radiation could have on them and their children.

10. Hanford, USA

The Hanford Site, in Washington, was an integral part of the US atomic bomb project, manufacturing plutonium for the first nuclear bomb and “Fat Man,” used at Nagasaki. As the Cold War waged on, it ramped up production, supplying plutonium for most of America’s 60,000 nuclear weapons. Although decommissioned, it still holds two thirds of the volume of the country’s high-level radioactive waste — about 53 million gallons of liquid waste, 25 million cubic feet of solid waste and 200 square miles of contaminated groundwater underneath the area, making it the most contaminated site in the US. The environmental devastation of this area makes it clear that the threat of radioactivity is not simply something that will arrive in a missile attack, but could be lurking in the heart of your own country. More information available at the Hanford Site, Department of Energy website.

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  1. Saru G 2 years ago

    This is an incredible piece of info Jim. Scary as hell but very informative. Makes you realize maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but unless things change drastically, our days are numbered.

  2. James Lea 2 years ago

    I could not have said it any better…Great Job!!!

  3. jm 2 years ago

    if you are looking for a way out search these topics: fulvic acid, clinoptilolit-zeolite, BeaTerra, The Roy Process For Neutralizing Nuclear Waste

    • Rebecca 2 years ago

      Why isn’t this being done
      or is it?

      • Rebecca -The 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act limited science to ”burial’ for Nuclear Waste. This made alternatives, like the Roy Process, illegal. So much for our free country.

  4. Mary Rust 2 years ago

    Words fail to capture the horror of these nuclear bombshells.

  5. David Kangas 2 years ago

    i have often said humans do not deserve the life we have been given…..we have no regard for that which surrounds us and callously discard all that is not $$$$…..we deserve this hell we have created

    • t 2 years ago

      speak for yourself only please.

    • Aaron 2 years ago

      I have never understood the utility of hating oneself and others of their same kind. Does it serve some purpose, or do you simply enjoy being a cynical douche?

  6. jan 2 years ago

    Fallujah? Birth deformities daily…

  7. George Mack 2 years ago

    Guessing it will take a while to pollute the Southern Hemisphere like this but eventually it will probably get there too?

  8. H Parks 2 years ago

    This explains the reason for that comment in the bible about “() THERE is NO MORE SEA REVELATION 21:1 …
    Apr 9, 2011 – Are we to understand that to mean that the oceans are gone? This is the prevailing interpretation of most bible scholars and teachers of our day. … Without a sea, there can be no hydrological cycle ”
    But of course, we need the moon for that too – and our moon is to be sent off our orbit to the opposing side.
    In the Hidden Texts of Nostradamus are many mentions of the why and the how the seas were sent into the skies to be dispersed. Da Vinci says the same thing. Also not to ingest the ice or snow when the next ice age comes. The reason is here in this article.

  9. Ted Howard 2 years ago

    Southern hemisphere?
    Contaminated sites in Australia from bloody big British bomb testing? According to Dr.Helen Caldicott, we still have 100 years of plutonium raining down on us from the high atmosphere over Australasia…and people wonder why we have high cancer rates?!

    And the French testing at Mururoa, and its sister atoll Fangataufa? Lots of impact from this across various islands, but the French have managed to keep a lid on the details.
    I got to talk to some of the activists who were arrested protesting at the last French tests in early 90’s. They said the place was a mess, and cracking/decay in the atolls was a given…future nuclear radiation leaks coming our way sometime soon from that FUBAR as well?


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      Jim Lee 2 years ago

      See all 2000+ nuclear test explosions on our feature: http://theweathereffect.com/nuclear-explosion-map.html

    • Andy 2 years ago

      100 years of plutonium raining down from the high atmosphere? If that were true, there would need to be no wind at all. Surface explosions in the 50s would now be distributed all over the world, not just over Australia.

  10. M Marsh 2 years ago

    Appreciate the brutal honesty here. Awareness, starting with school age children on up, is needed all over the world so that moving forward, informed decisions about implementing this technology for use in power plants, weapons, energy sources can be made. That is not the case now. Several future generations are going to inherit this catastrophe and the cleanup, if that is possible. The suffering this has caused is inhumane.

  11. Sindy Sloan Fagen 2 years ago

    No matter how eloquently the nuclear energy advocates make their arguments about why this source of power needs to be supported and proliferated across the globe, the truth is that humans are simply not responsible enough to handle it, period.

  12. Jennifer Arnold 2 years ago

    Atomic Abuse is not energy – it is mother earth filling in double time , for a total lack of intention — stop calling it power, we live in and are stabilized and designed of atomic power, a balanced power. The words have to change if we are going to address dissolving the utilization of fission in our human conceptualization of “what is life” –

  13. charlashamhart 2 years ago

    Miso offers protection from radiation. At the time of the world’s first plutonium atomic bombing, on August 9, 1945, two hospitals were literally in the shadow of the blast, about one mile from the epicenter in Nagasaki. American scientists declared the area totally uninhabitable for 75 years. At University Hospital 3000 patients suffered greatly from leukemia and disfiguring radiation burns. This hospital served its patients a modern fare of sugar, white rice, and refined white flour products. Another hospital was St. Francis Hospital, under the direction of Shinichiro Akizuki, M.D. Although this hospital was located even closer to the blast’s epicenter than the first, none of the workers or patients suffered from radiation sickness. Dr. Akizuki had been feeding his patients and workers brown rice, miso soup, vegetables and seaweed every day. The Roman Catholic Church—and the residents of Nagasaki—called this a modern day miracle. Meanwhile, Dr. Akizuki and his co-workers disregarded the American warning and continued going around the city of Nagasaki in straw sandals visiting the sick in their homes. http://www.macrobiotic.org/Miso.htm

  14. Ben Katz 2 years ago

    so lucky to live in australia

  15. Rogue uranium extracting in Katanga, Congo. All the region is radioactive. Where is that uranium going now? Uranium for Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing came from mines of southeast Congo. Long years of civil war maybe just ending horrid centuries of history.

  16. Judith Taylor 2 years ago

    Correct Rodrigo and Namibia is affected plus many other African countries

    Please join this campaign: http://www.change.org/petitions/united-states-senator-harry-reid-amend-the-nuclear-waste-policy-act?share_id=OQwAwNKSwf&utm_campaign=mailto_link&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

    There is a viable, cost effective alternative to the federal policy of burying nuclear waste. First, there must be a Congressional Bill passed to allow transmutation, or backwards engineering nuclear waste to a non-radioactive element. In addition to eliminating nuclear waste, the decay heat can turn the steam electric generators at each nuclear power plant to produce electricity.

    The Roy Process website – New website under construction

    No Time To Waste: E.I.S. – The Roy Process
    for Neutralizing Nuclear Waste – About 18 min.

    United States Senator Harry Reid: Amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act

  18. Andy 2 years ago

    Ummm… that map that apparently shows, “Sinkings and incidents in the Mediterranean Sea, involving ships which are suspected of having carried toxic and radioactive waste” has land based points on it? Land based ship incidents?

  19. anonymous 2 years ago

    What areas are the least contaminated in the world? I live in Vancouver, B.C., have stopped eating fish, wonder how contaminated other food sources are now, not only locally, but from the west coast.I am seriously considering moving…

  20. Steve Mattoc 2 years ago

    Maybe its time we slowed down a bit and start being a bit more responsible for the condition of the Environment. We cant afford to sustain this rate of destruction without facing a major disaster.

    • Steve Mattac – All we can do now is minimize exposure to radiation. Get our own Geiger counter and test everything ourselves.

  21. Jona 2 years ago

    This is extremely painful to see.

  22. zak 2 years ago

    i live 10 miles down river from the Hanford site listed above. Have lived here my whole life. Have swam in that river for thousands of hours in my lifetime. Have drank water and eaten food from the river my whole life. So just the fact that this site makes the list for most dangerous completely discredits the entire article…. no one is dying of radiation here….. damn scare tactic whores….

    • Mikey 2 years ago

      Right On, David. These BS articles do nothing but scare people into being anti-nuclear. People living in brick homes are being exposed to radiation from the natural occurring uranium in the bricks. Coal plants pump more radiation into the atmosphere than nuclear plants from natural occurring uranium in the coal. WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE? WHERE’S THE PROTEST? More Nukes, Less Kooks!

  23. David Glover 2 years ago

    Jim Humble has a protocol that eliminates radioactivity. He has approached many governments
    in his attempts to help with this situtation. The governments are not interested.
    I just wonder why they are not interested in neutralizing radiation. Don’t you ?
    It can be done.

    • Mikey 2 years ago

      Does that come in spray or wipes? WHAT A JOKE!

  24. federalreserve 2 years ago

    I am confused as to how new zealand did not make the list, 2378-TCDD X 50 years radiomimetic saturation is why NZ has the worlds highest cancer rates.

  25. It is expected that people might “start thinking about maybe potentially beginning to consider caring about this situation” once the radiation from FUK-U-shima starts reaching the west coast of the US and Canada in increasing concentrations.

    Of course, the US and Canada have shut off all of the west coast radiation alarms “so we don’t create a panic” (as we’re irradiated.) If the worst case scenario plays out–which wouldn’t be a terrible shock to anyone who has even a basic understanding of the situation–we should have probably evacuated the west coast as soon as the first round of still births happened on the west coast…about two weeks after the initial reactor explosion.

    “Oh, well…it’s not in the news every day any more, so it must be over” right?


    It’s been “leaking” 300,000 gallons of radioactively contaminated water since the event first occurred.

    And people wonder why I always spell it FUK-U-shima…

  26. Pronuclear (ONLY WAY TO GO) 2 years ago

    Fear mongering is big business, don’t believe everything you read. Fukushima Chernobyl are unfortunate accidents, but this article total horse s**t! The people responsible for this type of rhetoric are generally in it for recognition and capital only; depending on patzies like a lot of you to spread their message and fill their pockets.

    • Profile photo of Jim Lee Author
      Jim Lee 2 years ago

      We have no advertisers, only accept donations, and you sir are very rude. How about you explain how all of these references are wrong, and then read this:

      Tepco “Radioactive material may be coming up from the sea bottom of the plant port”
      Posted by Mochizuki on December 29th, 2013
      Note : If you are from the international mass media, Don’t read this site before taking a contact with me.

      Following up this article.. Cesium-137 level increasing in plant port since this June [URL]

      In the press conference of 12/27/2013, Tepco’s spokesman stated there is a possibility that radioactive material may be coming up from the sea bottom.

      Regardless of the underground wall to stop contaminated groundwater flowing into the sea, Cesium-137 density has been increasing in the port since this June.

      If radioactive material is actually coming up from the sea bottom, the underground wall would be useless.

      In mid December, Tepco measured the significant level of Cs-134/137 at 25m underground. Penetrating contaminated water may be coming up from the sea ground in various location even outside of the port.

      (cf, Radiation from 25m underground → Cesium-134/137 density increased 2.9 times within 8 days/ Tepco not to analyze Sr-90 [URL])


      Iori Mochizuki


    • Judith Taylor 2 years ago

      Pronuclear – this is not horsesh*t as you put it but the truth verified scientifically and peer reviewed. I happen to live close to the South African radioactive site where we have tested the levels using the expertise of two independent scientists. One of them is a nuclear scientist

  27. Hugh Jass 2 years ago

    Pronuclear is correct, this article is fearmongering at its finest. What people don’t seem to realize is that the entire universe is radioactive. Without radioactivity, there would be no life as we know it. Sure, radiation can be dangerous, but cheeseburgers can be even more deadly. The reason you won’t read about this is because cheeseburgers aren’t as scary, so the fearmongering is not as profitable.

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      Jim Lee 2 years ago

      My focus is squarely on pollution, and in my humble opinion, cesium-137 is at the very least ONE of the MOST dangerous chemical compounds on the planet. Even though its storage is highly regulated, these ten horror stories of environmental pollution are the tip of the iceberg.

      Your pathetic attempt to claim I have a profit motive may be telling us your intentions: is this article hurting your profits?

      So to save you some time and insults, could you explain which part of the information provided is erroneous, and give references.

      Thank you.

  28. Shawn 2 years ago

    and yet no lessons have been learned? countries just keep on dealing with the stuff not caring if they kill their own citizens as long as they can take out a lot of enemies! ignorance is bliss they say?

  29. T. Essner 2 years ago

    I’m so effing scared right now. It seems like all of earth is already heavily poisoned by radioative waste … and it’s some high-dosed, high potential stuff, and spreading numerous invisible diseases.

    • Profile photo of Jim Lee Author
      Jim Lee 2 years ago

      Don’t be scared, be proactive. Research methods to keep yourself cancer free, we are. It’s more likely that your cellphone will hurt you more than Fukushima radiation, unfortunately nobody knows for certain and even if they say they do, know that they are speculating as well.

  30. Lilly White 2 years ago

    In the 1950’s Admiral Rickover the father of atomic energy promised that nuclear power would provide energy that was too cheap to measure. That was the beginning of the lies.Since then cancer rates have steadily climbed turning cancer treatment into big business. Pro-nuke idiots are in denial while the worlds people and environment suffer the consequences.

  31. Bing 2 years ago

    I almost never comment, but i did some searching and
    wound up here Ten Most Radioactive Places on Earth Mapped Out [GRAPHIC]
    – Climate Viewer News. And I do have some questions for you
    if you don’t mind. Is it simply me or does it give the impression like some of the responses look as if they
    are left by brain dead people? 😛 And, if you are posting on additional places, I’d like to keep up with anything new you have to post.
    Could you make a list of the complete urls of your
    communal sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

  32. Hi,

    Please looking for trafic toxic waste in Africa and particulary Togo. West Africa



  33. Radium 11 months ago

    @ Aaron, no he’s right.. while you, him, and most people in the world, might not be the people in mind, the world revolves around money & power, especially Russia, China & USA have done everything to gain power & money with zero regard for nature and the world that surrounds us, and continues to do so, while refusing to sign agreements to combat the factors that could save us. You can continue to be as ignorant about it, as you want if it makes you feel better, but in reality your comment only shows arrogance, as you completely fail to see the bigger picture. It isn’t about selfhate, it’s not even a question, humans are the biggest killers of everything in regards to our planet.

  34. Theo Richel 2 weeks ago

    What a strange list. I have personally been to Chernobyl’s Forbidden Zone and the radiation levels there are indeed high. But I have also been to Guarapari Brazil and there the radiation levels are just as high, but from natural causes. And people there like it, they cover themselves with the black sand on the beach there and are convinced that it is good for their rheumatic disorders. And the doctors at Rio de Janeiro university say there is no excess cancer there. In Kerala (India) and Ramsar (Iran) the situation is similar. In Ramsar the people are exposed to 260 mSv/year and there is no indication of health problems. This is probably the area with the highest radiation level in the world, much higher then any of the places you mention.

    I find it by the way unethical to use pictures of deformities without any prooof that they are caused by radiation. I am sure YOU are convinced of it, but you do not have proof for that. These unfortunate children are born all over the world, and no one has so far found any proof that there is a relationship with for instance Chernobyl. Check the literature at http://www.unscear.org or on the site of the World Health Organization. You abuse handicapped children. Shame on you.

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