Tuesday, March 22, 2011

America's Cleanest Cities 2011

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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

America's Cleanest Cities 2011
Forbes.com just released the cleanest cities in America and here are the top five cities. The list was based on toxicity level, air quality index and water quality. Did your city made in the list?

No. 5: Las Vegas, Nev.
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev.
Air quality rank: 40
Water quality rank: 12
Superfund rank: 7
Pounds of on-site toxic releases (2009): 1.3 million

No. 4: Orlando, Fla.
MSA: Orlando-Kissimmee, Fla.
Air quality rank: 15
Water quality rank: 16
Superfund rank: 19
Pounds of on-site toxic releases (2009): 1.6 million

No. 3: Raleigh, N.C.
MSA: Raleigh-Cary, N.C.
Air quality rank: 41
Water quality rank: 1
Superfund rank: 24
Pounds of on-site toxic releases (2009): 492,000

No. 2: Little Rock, Ark.
MSA: Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Ark.
Air quality rank: 31
Water quality rank: 2
Superfund rank: 11
Pounds of on-site toxic releases (2009): 439,000

No. 1: McAllen, Texas
MSA: McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
Air quality rank: 5
Water quality rank: 19
Superfund rank: 1
Pounds of on-site toxic releases (2009): 446 pounds

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