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

More

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.


Jump to comments
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.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Why Do People Love Times Square?

A filmmaker asks New Yorkers and tourists about the allure of Broadway's iconic plaza


Join the Discussion

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

Video

Why Do People Love Times Square?

A filmmaker asks New Yorkers and tourists about the allure of Broadway's iconic plaza

Video

A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

Video

What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

Video

Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

Video

What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Technology

Just In