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Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA
    #11416123 - 11/09/09 03:30 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

That one surprised the shit out of me.
Forbes rates Atlanta ‘most toxic city' in U.S.
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Forbes magazine rates Atlanta as the "most toxic" city in the United States.

"In Atlanta, Ga., you'll find southern gentility, a world-class music scene -- and 21,000 tons of environmental waste. In spite of its charms, the city's combination of air pollution, contaminated land and atmospheric chemicals makes it the most toxic city in the country," the magazine says in an article published this week.

Forbes said its calculations included the "number of facilities that reported releasing toxins into the environment, the total pounds of certain toxic chemicals released into the air, water and earth, the days per year that air pollution was above healthy levels, and the total number of Superfund sites." The Superfund category refers to areas targeted by the federal government for clean-up priority due to high levels of toxicity.

Forbes said that the city of Atlanta isn't solely to blame for its pollution. It cited suburban cities such as Sandy Springs and Marietta as major contributors to the area's toxicity. Both towns, it said, contain chemical plants, metal coaters and concrete factories.

Environmental advocates blamed weak regulations for Atlanta's problems.

"We struggle to have strong environmental leadership," Jenette Gayer, policy advocate for Environment Georgia, told the magazine. "For a lot of the chemicals people reported dumping, there are alternatives we should be helping them switch to."

Right behind Atlanta on the toxicity list were Detroit, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Los Angeles.

High population density, unlike the sprawling Atlanta metro area, can actually be a blessing, Forbes said. In New York, for example, a highly efficient subway system keeps the nation's largest city outside the worst 20 for toxicity.

Forbes said its study looked at the country's 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas.




Most toxic cities:
1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
2. Detroit-Warren-Livonia
3. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet
4. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
5. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
6. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
7. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
8. Jacksonville
9. Baltimore-Towson
10. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton


The least toxic cities?
1. Las Vegas-Paradise
2. Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville
3. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
4. Austin-Round Rock
5. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
6. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
7. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
8. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
9. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
10. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

And to think that when I told everyone I knew in Atlanta that I was moving to the NYC area their response was "Why would you move to that pollution filled industrial wasteland of a hell hole?" It's one of the least toxic cities. How you like them apples, ho bags?


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: Gumby]
    #11416136 - 11/09/09 03:32 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

wow vegas is least toxic??  well all you ever inhale there is cig smoke


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: Gumby]
    #11416153 - 11/09/09 03:35 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

My town is number 6 most dirty.  Not surprising since considering the fucking river caught on fire years ago.


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: Gumby]
    #11416158 - 11/09/09 03:36 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

fuck yea. Maybe i can show this to my boss and take a day off?

" this city is fucking me up dude, i gotta stay home and decon. my house"

That's actually not that surprising to me.


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: mellontatauda]
    #11416182 - 11/09/09 03:39 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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mellontatauda said:
wow vegas is least toxic??  well all you ever inhale there is cig smoke



I'm not sure what to say about this


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: mellontatauda]
    #11416210 - 11/09/09 03:43 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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mellontatauda said:
wow vegas is least toxic??  well all you ever inhale there is cig smoke




When was the last time you heard of a smoky casino getting turned into a Superfund site? Cigarette smoke =\= heavy metal, PCB, and other harsh chemical pollutants.

Here's their methodology for the study: http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/02/toxic-cities-pollution-lifestyle-real-estate-toxic-cities-methodology.html


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: UnholyChild666]
    #11416211 - 11/09/09 03:43 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

you don't have to say anything :apestheclown:


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: mellontatauda]
    #11416226 - 11/09/09 03:46 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

well I was gonna say you're an idiot but then I realized that wasn't enough. :shrug:


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: UnholyChild666]
    #11416245 - 11/09/09 03:48 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

i got the point, hehehe


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: Gumby]
    #11416268 - 11/09/09 03:53 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Can't be true.
Northern Jersey might as well be radioactive. Why else would Newark smell about as bad as fucking Onondaga Lake on a windy summer day?


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: jewunit]
    #11416281 - 11/09/09 03:55 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

junkies shitting on the sidewalk??


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: jewunit]
    #11416286 - 11/09/09 03:58 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Easy, there's two reasons. One, Newark is right next to some gigantic landfills. Two, Newark was essentially built on top of a gigantic saltwater marsh. Ever smelled a saltwater marsh at low tide? Mmmmm, delicious.


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: Gumby]
    #11416300 - 11/09/09 04:02 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I've smelled worse unfortunately.


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: Gumby]
    #11416311 - 11/09/09 04:04 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Yes, the Meadowlands are polluted, but as of late the pollution has been stopped and they are starting to do a lot of restoration projects... I helped out with a study at one of those sites that is about to be restored over the summer. Man that was gross.

I think they ranked them based on current output of toxins. If it were based on the past then yeah, North Jersey and NYC would probably be up near the top. We're cleanin our shit up though. :shrug:


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: Gumby]
    #11416323 - 11/09/09 04:08 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

In many aspects.

It's funny how often I hear "I wouldn't want to live in New York City because of _________" when in reality it hasn't been a problem for a bit.

Like bums and crime for example. Plus there's so much sweet shit to do. People are dumb.


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: jewunit]
    #11416331 - 11/09/09 04:10 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I just couldn't handle the cost of living which is why I'm still in Dayton, Oh. :crankey:


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: jewunit]
    #11416332 - 11/09/09 04:10 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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I've smelled worse unfortunately.




Christ, they dumped 82 tons of mercury into that lake? That's worse than Lake Eerie. I still say the Cuyahoga River is the coolest/worst polluted body of water. I mean... A river that catches on fire. That's both awesome and shitty at the same time.


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: Gumby]
    #11416334 - 11/09/09 04:10 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Number 10 least toxic? I was expecting differently... awesome :jointsmile:


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: UnholyChild666]
    #11416347 - 11/09/09 04:14 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

You could at least move to Columbus. I imagine it's cooler than fucking Dayton.

Gumby: You should see the carp that come out of that fucker :awesome:


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Re: Most toxic city in the US: Atlanta, GA. [Re: jewunit]
    #11416413 - 11/09/09 04:37 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I have actually. My grandfather tried to take me fishing for some when I was younger but he didn't really know what the hell he was doing. My grandparents live like 5 minutes from Cuyahoga River. Know how many times I've heard the story about how that river caught on fire? It's probably getting close to 1,000 now, literally.


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