(EnviroNews California) – Los Angeles – While speaking with Erin Brockovich, the topic of the worst environmental disasters in California history came up.
The following list of the top 10 man-made environmental disasters that California has experienced contains some disturbing information about what the government and corporations have done — and not done — when it comes to nuclear waste disposal, dried-up lakes, fossil fuel leaks, pesticide spills and more.
This top 10 list is by no means exhaustive and focuses on disasters that have been largely ignored — both by the mainstream media and the government that is supposed to be protecting people from the ravages of environmental degradation and the corporations responsible for them. Some of those disasters were even the blatant result of government negligence and/or ignorance.
EnviroNews recognizes that the worst environmental disaster is the one that has personally affected you and your family, and this list is in no way meant to be the end-all treatise on the subject of California’s worst-ever disasters. If you have concerns when it comes to environmental issues, or if you have something that you would like to add or suggest to this conversation, please use the comment section below. All we ask is that everyone keep it civil.
Go to Mono Lake ranked #10 on our list.