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10 places ruined by man-made catastrophes

By: Bryan Nelson on Jan. 23, 2012, 9:04 a.m.
Abandoned buildings in Pripyat

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Man-made environmental catastrophes come in varying degrees of tragic, but none is as awful as when human action renders once-pristine land uninhabitable. Here's our list of 10 places that have been abandoned because of environmental neglect.