We are the 99%

April 27, 2011

Our air sucks!

Via the Post-Gazette:
Air quality in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area continues to rank among the worst in the nation, despite steady improvements in soot and smog levels.

Other regions throughout the nation are improving air quality at a faster pace.

In the American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2011" report released Tuesday, the Pittsburgh area ranked as the nation's third most polluted area for short-term particle pollution for the second year in a row. It ranked behind only the Bakersfield-Delano and Fresno-Madera areas of California.
Allegheny County received an an "F" for both particle and ozone pollution.
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2 comments:

luis said...

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Grantshotfirst said...

I normally agree but the issue is that they keep measuring just down stream from a coke plant. It's hard to argue that Oakland on a Saturday afternoon has terrible air or even vast stretches of neighborhood have bad air. The Mon Valley's air is what brings the whole area's down.