Poland 1991 Katowice. Industrial Pollution (25 images)

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Poland. Silesia. The region around Katowice is a major polluted area due to old factories and a lack of respect for the environment. The communist ideology had the cult of socialist progress in the form of heavy industry, machines and chimneys. Natural resources were treated as goods which would never run out. Huge factories and mines have overwhelmed the environment with pollutants.The communist system set up the most polluting factories in the most densely populated areas and towns by...
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