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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:38 PM

10 most polluted cities in US

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/real_estate/1204/gallery.polluted-cities/

I was very surprised at what cities were on this list. It has been several years since I traveled, but most of the California cities listed would not have been on my list.

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Reply 10 most polluted cities in US (Original post)
elifino Apr 2012 OP
BlueJazz Apr 2012 #1
elifino Apr 2012 #3
eppur_se_muova Apr 2012 #9
elifino Apr 2012 #10
TBF Apr 2012 #2
XemaSab Apr 2012 #4
happyslug Apr 2012 #5
doc03 Apr 2012 #6
XemaSab Apr 2012 #7
Mc Mike Apr 2012 #8

Response to elifino (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:48 PM

1. Having once lived in California, I can understand the rankings. Those mountains block..

...a LOT of smog and crap from going anywhere but where it lies.

Edited for speling

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:12 PM

3. Good point about the mountains

I remember flying into Birmingham, Alabama sometimes there would be a pink haze over the area.

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Response to elifino (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:03 PM

9. The blast furnaces were largely responsible for that.




Today, they're all relics.


http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/302708-1

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:23 PM

10. Thanks for the link.

It has been many years since I was in Birmingham, flew into there many times to observe the assembly of some equipment we purchased there.

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Response to elifino (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:06 PM

2. Interesting -

I live in Houston and expected to see it on the list. But it is true we have no mountains so I guess that must help it to disperse.

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Response to elifino (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:30 PM

4. The South Valley is dirty for several reasons

Ag releases a lot of pollutants and particulates, they get a lot of smog from the Bay Area, and there's a lot of traffic through there. All this plus they have no wind to carry any of the nastiness away.

The water in Hanford smells like a dairy, BTW.

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Response to elifino (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:52 PM

5. Pittsburgh is only #6 on the List???

How bad is the other Cities? Mountains, Coke plants, coal powered electrical generation etc. All incur in Western Pennsylvania thus always been bad, thus how bad are the cities that are worse???

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Response to happyslug (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:18 PM

6. Pittsburgh was number one a few hundred thousand jobs ago n/t

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Response to doc03 (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:00 PM

7. If the employment rate was the only criterion

LA would be the only California city on the list.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:58 AM

8. +1 Doc, nt.

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