Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Los Angeles most polluted US city

In today's "No Shit" category, LA has come in as the nation's most polluted city. Here's the complete list, based upon 3 pollutants: Ozone, short-term soot, and long-term soot. LA won in all 3 categories. Congrats!

1: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, Calif.

2: Pittsburgh-New Castle, Pa.

3: Bakersfield, Calif.

4: Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, Ala.

5: Detroit-Warren-Flint, Mich.

6: Cleveland-Akron-Elyria, Ohio

7: Visalia-Porterville, Calif.

8: Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington, Ohio, Ky., Ind.

9: Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus, Ind.

10: St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, Mo., Ill.

11: Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, Ill., Ind., Wis. (tie)

11: Lancaster, Pa.

13: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Ga., Ala.

14: York-Hanover-Gettysburg, Pa.

15: Fresno-Madera, Calif. (tie)

15: Weirton-Steubenville, W.Va., Ohio

17: Hanford-Corcoran, Calif. (tie)

17: New York-Newark-Bridgeport, N.Y., N.J., Conn.

19: Canton-Massillon, Ohio

20: Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, D.C., Md., Va. (tie)

20: Charleston, W.Va.

22: Louisville-Jefferson County-Elizabethtown-Scottsburg, Ky., Ind.

23: Huntington-Ashland, W.Va., Ky., Ohio

24: Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, Pa., N.J., Del., Md. (tie)

24: Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Md., W.Va.

24: Rome, Ga.

L.A. tops list of nation's most polluted - Environment - MSNBC.com