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Old 02-07-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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Top 10 most polluted US cities
(By short-term particle pollution)

1) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2) Los Angeles, California
3) Fresno/Madera, California
4) Bakersfield, California
5) Birmingham, Alabama
6) Logan, Utah
7) Salt Lake City, Utah
8) Sacramento, California
9) Detroit, Michigan
10) Baltimore, Maryland / Washington, D.C.

Top 10 most polluted US cities
(By year-round particle pollution)
1) Los Angeles, California
2) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3) Bakersfield, California
4) Birmingham, Alabama
5) Visalia/Porterville, California
6) Atlanta, Georgia
7) Cincinnati, Ohio
8) Fresno/Madera, California
9) Hanford/Corcoran, California
10) Detroit, Michigan

Top 10 most polluted US cities
(By ozone)
1) Los Angeles, California
2) Bakersfield, California
3) Visalia/Porterville, California
4) Houston, Texas
5) Fresno/Madera, California
6) Sacramento, California
7) Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
8) New York City/Newark, New Jersey
9) Baltimore, Maryland./Washington, DC
10) Baton Rouge, Louisiana


City Mayors: The most polluted US cities
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I am happy to see that Indianapolis,Indiana(where i live) doesnt make any of those lists!
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Is anyone else surprised to see Salt Lake City and Logan, UT on that list?

I'd also like to point out to everyone who thinks New Jersey is a toxic wasteland, that it only made the list at number 8 in terms of ozone pollution... it's not on the list for either short or long-term particle pollution.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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Is anyone else surprised to see Salt Lake City and Logan, UT on that list?
Not at all. The SLC region is located in a long, slender valley right between the Wasatch Mountains and the Oquirrh Mountains. The area gets extremely dusty, and weather effects from the mountains sometimes keep all the pollution from the valley trapped. The air is often quite bad in both the winter and the summer.
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