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The most toxic lake in the world (7 pics)

Posted in Pictures   8 Oct 2009   / 15618 views

It’s not really a lake, it’s more like an artificial lake. In fact, it’s the Berkeley Pit, a former open pit copper mine located in Butte, Montana, USA. It is filled to a depth of about 900 feet (270 m) with water that is heavily acidic. The pit is laden with heavy metals and dangerous chemicals, including arsenic, cadmium, zinc, and sulfuric acid. When the pit was closed, the water pumps at the bottom were removed, and groundwater from the surrounding aquifers began to slowly fill the pit. Since the pit closure in 1982, the level has risen to within 150 feet of the natural groundwater level.
In 1995, a large flock of migrating snow geese landed in the Berkeley Pit water and died, with 342 carcasses recovered.
Well, another masterpiece of man… :(


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Comments (17):

Carlo                    show commment
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dr.luci 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
waaaaaaaa . .. can i swim there?
       
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omgweeeee 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
drop some lead in there and use it as a battery
       
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mominco 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
cool
       
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severe_009 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Wow.... corruption of land....
Challenge breeds excellence...
       
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hayana 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
people r stupid
       
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Eew 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I hate people! n_wassat
       
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Tarzan 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
What you hate me too... oh thats so sad....
Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny.
If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich :)
       
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your name 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
SUPER FUND!!!!!!!!!
       
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diegopol 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
dr.luci, talking serious?

n_wassat n_wassat
Vizça el Barça
       
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lin 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
cannot just fill this masterpiece up?
       
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moron 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Hoffa is there.............
       
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Bhas 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Dirty.
       
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Ebony 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
it can catch on fire since it's flammable and toxic
       
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mr.t 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
looks beautiful though
       
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Brian of Nazareth 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
At least we know now where Homer Simpson dumped his pig crap! ;-)
       
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