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Worst States for Toxic Air Pollution Are Listed: Where Do You Live?


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, pollution, USA, protection )

Cher Away
- 690 days ago - livinggreenmag.com
Residents of Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania are exposed to more toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants than in any other state, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).



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Brandy Kathavong (1)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 10:29 pm
TN @ rank 11 !
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (378)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 11:25 pm
My mother lives in NC which ranks 8!!! I don't think she is aware of this. I live in Haifa, Israel, which is also quite polluted although things are a little better now.
 

Waltraud U. (74)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 1:08 am
TY - Vienna-Austria - our air and water is oki
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:27 am
scary, number 6 for me
 

Stephen Hill (647)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 7:09 am
Thank you Cher for caring so much, with pleasure I noted!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 9:24 am
My father's father was a coal miner in Scranton, PA.as a child. By the age of 16, he already had breathing problems, left, and did other assorted jobs. I wonder what the mortality rate is among the people who work the mines?
 

Kay M. (351)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 10:52 am
nasty.
 

Diane K. (136)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 11:36 am
Noted. Thank you
 

Michael Barth (43)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 11:52 am
Illinois at #16
 

John D. (45)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:23 pm
Pretty sad NC is 8th... lot's of work to do...!!
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:50 pm
Not surprised by the first two - Kentucky and mountain top removal; and Ohio thanks to its industry and oil spills; not to mention that the Ohio River is one of the most polluted systems in the country. Philadelphia of course comes in third thanks to its subjugation to all that fracking.
 

Azle B. (16)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 2:05 pm
Kentuck pollution comes from the coal fired power plants that were constructed as part of the TVA project. We could do withot most of them if the Paducah breeder reactor was closed. It wastes enormous ammounts of electricity and returns a low ammount of nuclear power.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 4:15 pm
What seems to be a problem here is that states not on that list now are prime targets for various dirty industries. Here in AZ, there are 2 sites I know of that Canadian mining companies have purchased and are propagandizing locals with dreams of jobs, while outright lying about the hazards. In fact, I've read a couple articles today about Canadian mining corporations seeking to profit in other countries by destroying the environment....they are getting pushback from locals, but we all know how that eventually turns out. I still have hope for environmental wins, though through citizen action. What's up in Canada? Who are these Corps?
 

Lourdes Acevedo (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 4:35 pm
Yikes....Florida #6
 

Jo Ellen H. (3)
Monday September 10, 2012, 5:39 am

Texas #10
 

TERRANCE N. (65)
Monday September 10, 2012, 2:41 pm
corporations will do anything for a buck and endanger our environment in the process.
 

Charlie Rush (48)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 10:36 pm
I had no idea, that I live in the 3rd worst state, Pennsylvania.
 
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