Two Ghost Towns Near Greece's Worst-Polluting Power Plants


The Green ReportThe power plants of Kardia and Agios Dimitrios are the two biggest in Greece. Together, they produce 70 percent of Greece's electricity. According to WWF (formerly the World Wildlife Fund), the two plants are the top two most polluting in all of the European Union. They are located in the near the city of Kozani, about 300 miles north of Athens. Greece's Public Power Coroporation bought the neighboring towns of Charavgi and Kleitos and have relocated residents. The only person still living in Kleitos is Jangdip Pal, an Indian immigrant who works as a security guard at the nearby lignite mine. A shepherd and his family continue to live in Charavgi.


Presented by

Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

'How Do You Function Without a Cellphone?'

A short documentary about a San Francisco designer who doesn't own a cellphone, and a teenager who can't imagine life without hers.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

Video

'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

Video

What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

More in Technology

Just In