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Old 12-11-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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People often disparage NJ for pollution. Some of the people on this board who have moved away say they feel like they breath much better in their new location. So I was surprised to read this.

10 of the top 23 towns in the US with the best air quality are in NJ.

MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2007: Top 25 Cleanest air
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:08 PM
 
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Ahhhh, NJ...the best air you can see

Honestly, I was surprised at the info, because even though I don't think Jersey is 'all polluted' like some outsiders think, I still didn't know there were that many clean air cities/towns. I thought one of those states that may have hundreds and hundreds of miles of agriculture and no large cities would be on the list. good info
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:30 AM
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Location: Florida
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Agreed that it is a little surprising, but I think it's great. Go NJ
There's some more info for the naysayers of NJ.

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Old 12-12-2007, 09:47 AM
 
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I'd believe it. What is crazy is that in Pennsylvania they can burn their own garbage. My relatives there do this all the time. Where do you think the prevailing winds blow? Right towards us.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:37 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Yeah, at first I thought this must be from some opinion poll or something. Then I read the fine print at the bottom, and the info came directly from the Environmental Protection Agency. Go figure.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Marlton (Evesham Twp)
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Well, I'm sure that there was a minimum population requirement to even qualify for this list. That could be one reason why East Bumblef--k, Iowa isn't at the top.
I'd also like to point out that all of the Jersey towns were in South (really southwestern) Jersey. The interesting thing is that they aren't exactly in the middle of nowhere. Just off of the top of my head, towns like Marlton, Moorestown, Medford are all Philly suburbs. I guess my move from North Jersey wasn't so bad after all!!
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:51 PM
 
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I would guess that states with more industry like NJ have more laws about pollution. Just a hunch though.
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