First we had China, host of the 2008 Olympic Games, going to great measures to get their host town ready by shutting down 1,000 illegal coal mines as well as trying to fix the massive air pollution problems they have. Now comes word that the 2012 Olympics site of London has its own issues to deal with.
Low levels of radioactive waste were found during the cleanup of the main site for the 2012 London Olympics.So now we have coal mines, air pollution and radioactive waste at future Olympic sites. Maybe Chicago can have competitors drink the water from the Chicago River if they end up with the 2016 games to make everyone feel at home.
"It is important that this find is kept in perspective," said ODA chief executive David Higgins.Yes, keep it in perspective. Radioactive waste is very common in places where athletic events take place.
"This area is a 100-year-old waste dump and several factories and workshops nearby were known to be using radium paint between the 1930s and 1960s," the ODA.So its kind of like Comiskey Park in the 70's then?