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05/11/2010 08:40 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The World's Most Bizarre Man-Made Disasters (PHOTOS)

As oil continues to flood into the Gulf of Mexico, we are reminded of just how environmentally destructive humans can be. But this isn't the first time a drilling rig has caused a major catastrophe, and oil spills and carbon emissions aren't the only way in which people ruin the environment. Here are 11 unusual, obscure and bizarre environmental disaster areas, courtesy of the Atlas Obscura.