Research: Atlanta Is The Most Toxic City

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Metro Area Number of
Superfund sites
in principal city
Number of
facilities
releasing toxic
chemicals
Pounds of toxic
chemicals
released in
area
Air Quality
Ranking, 2007
Overall Toxic
Cities ranking
(best to worst)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metro Area 58 277 41,502,855 28 40
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metro Area 68 281 42,051,308 22 39
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 104 773 77,632,218 2 37
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metro Area 50 432 88,754,384 10 37
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 86 341 24,693,320 11 36

Click for full chart: Forbes.com

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