Toxic Beauty Aerial photos of Industrial waste...by J Henry Fair
Circles form around aerators at a waste-treatment pond at a Louisiana paper mill that manufactures paper towels. Photo by J Henry Fair. www.smithsonianmag.com
BP OIl Spill. Photo by J Henry Fair. www.industrialscars.com
Swirls of paper-pulp mill waste bubble in treatment ponds near Terrace Bay, Ontario.
"Eleven percent of the world's fresh water goes to make paper," says Mr Fair.
Photo by J Henry Fair. arttattler.com
Coal Ash contains numerous toxic heavy metals (chromium) that leach when exposed to water. Coal ash is unregulated by the EPA. www.industrialscars.com
Bulldozed coal ash at a Louisiana coal-fired power plant. Its fine particulates mix easily with water. Photo by J Henry Fair. www.smithsonianmag.com
Before burning, coal is washed with water and processed with numerous chemicals.
This creates large amounts of “slurry” which is stored in impoundments. www.industrialscars.com
Mountain top removed, Kayford Mountain, W. Va. The bright blue/green This satisfies the EPA regulations on mitigation. Photo by J Henry Fair. www.themorningnews.org
Two types of oil from the BP Deepwater spill float on the Gulf. June 2010. Photo by J Henry Fair. www.themorningnews.org
Waste pond near a brown coal fired power station. Lausitz, Germany. www.industrialscars.com
Bauxite waste foams out of an aluminum refinery in Darrow, Louisiana. Photo by J Henry Fair. arttattler.com
Bauxite is the ore used for aluminum production. Large amounts of electricity and caustic chemicals are needed to produce aluminum. Louisiana Oct, 2010. Photo by J Henry Fair. coastalcare.org
Lightning Rods, Fort McMurrary, Alberta, Canada , 2009. The inside of a holding tank at an oil sands upgrader facility. Photo by J Henry Fair. www.cup2013.wordpress.com
Due to the drugs and hormones fed sows (female hogs), their feces are pink. www.industrialscars.com
Sulphur is a byproduct of the tar sands extraction process. Photo by J Henry Fair. www.smithsonianmag.com
Herbicide Manufacturing Plant, Luling, LA, 2010. Photo by J Henry Fair. www.cup2013.wordpress.com
. The waste liquid from the processing of phosphate with sulphuric acid is highly radioactive and acidic (ph 2) due to the combination of the uranium byproducts found with the raw phosphate rock and the sulphuric acid. www.industrialscars.com
Slurry from fertilizer processing is piped into this unlined impoundment where the solids (gypsum) will be scooped out and added to the embankment thereby increasing the side walls. www.industrialscars.com
Phosphate mining in Florida. The phosphate is then www.industrialscars.com
To see and learn more, buy J Henry Fair's book:
The Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth in Crisis [Hardcover]
J Henry Fair (Author), James Hansen (Contributor), Allen Hershkowitz (Contributor), Jack Hitt (Contributor), Roger Hodge (Contributor), Frances Mayes (Contributor), John Rockwell (Contributor), Tensie Whelan (Contributor) Published by PowerHouse Books, February 15, 2011. To purchase contact Katherine: [email protected]
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"Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors."
E. M. Cioran