America's 12 dirtiest cities

These cities suffer from high levels of ozone, sulfur dioxide, air-borne particulates and tap water so polluted you can't (or shouldn't) drink it. This is the harsh, lung-searing, rash-inducing reality for millions of people in some of America's biggest cities. Is your town on the list? 

By Forbes.com

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Sep 5, 2013 6:04AM
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This explains everything. The liberals  have been drinking the water.
Sep 5, 2013 1:26AM
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If you're referring to the thick, black smoke, I have never seen anything like that here.  There is a plant that releases white steam into the air, and I think they colored it for the photo. The condos in the foreground are new. This city has been going through a renaissance the past 12 years or so, and it's lovely, particularly the Third Ward and East Town, and the downtown river walk. I am very surprised that Milwaukee made the list for its air quality, but please, don't think that just because they chose a photo of Jones Island that the rest of the city now looks ultra-industrial.
Sep 5, 2013 12:33AM
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Modesto just couldn't resist getting in the top 5 for something..
Sep 4, 2013 11:43PM
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Rather ironic that California - so full of liberal yappers who lecture the rest of the country as to environment issues -  is the home of number 1 and 2 on the list, as well as 5, 6, 8, 9, and 12, 7 out of 12.  Glass house NoCal and SoCal holier than thou whiners.  Fix your state before you try to tell the rest of us what to do.
Sep 4, 2013 11:29PM
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I think that it is time that we hold the leaders of industry both civilly and criminally liable for the actions of their companies.  That we can take their money and toss them in jail if their companies pollute or damage our health.  That they face triple damages and triple time if they lie in ads or to the public about the negatives of their industry.... Cigarette aand tobacco, the fracking oil industry   They are destroying our lands and waters while they move away to keep their families safe.  
Sep 4, 2013 10:06PM
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AS USUAL...THE WORST OF EVERYTHING 90% OF THE TIME....ALWAYS IN DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED CITIES OR STATES.
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Notice that ALL of them are Blue leftist states. So much for the vaunted eco-mania of California. More proof that Hippiecrits can't do anything right!
Sep 4, 2013 9:46PM
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I'm confused, what state is new york city in? I think they forgot to put the state on that one.
Sep 4, 2013 9:39PM
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Stay out of the central valley of California.  In fact,  stay out of California entirely.
I am very happy to be from Los Angeles,  not still there.

Sep 4, 2013 9:37PM
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Wow most of these cities are in Cali.. they never looked like this when I was there .. but that was many moons ago wow
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