A place, once bustling and booming with life, becomes thoroughly
vacated. Whether due to financial reasons, legal issues or something
else, amusement parks, properties and even entire towns sometimes become
abandoned. Most of the time, items at the site are left to rot away and
can damage the environment since they are not properly disposed of.
That means fuel, chemicals, paint and other harmful liquids are exposed
to the elements in canisters that rust and then rot. When deterioration
occurs, containers that hold toxic contents seep out into the earth.
There are many factors like this where abandoned places can
negatively affect our environment. But whose job is it to clean these
areas up? Volunteers can’t step foot on many of these restricted and
unsafe areas without evading health risks or imprisonment for
trespassing. Plus, there are many government-owned abandoned places like
military bases, making it unlikely that the government will take
ownership and responsibility for each and every single one of these
situations; their deserted locations are often left astray as well.
Many instances have occurred where soil and site areas test positive
for radiation or other toxins at places of abandonment. Following
disasters or evacuation, even many years afterwards, some places contain
little to no signs of viable life, wildlife and even certain plant
growth. Particular whereabouts, especially those in which radioactive
incidents transpired, are just too hostile and unlivable. Here are
three examples of disclaimed locations that are likely harming our