Top 15 Dirtiest Cities of America in 2013

dirtiest cities of americaCan you expect any part of America to be ever underlined the status of being dirty? In case you have missed getting your hands on some dirty places in  America, here is a list of 15 most dirtiest cities of America in 2013.

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1)Fresno, Calif

Population: 501,000

Area: 290.9 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: Sperling Water Quality Index: 22

fresno, calif

According to the American Lung Association, the area is crowned to be the dirtiest, as the entire population is exposed groundwater polluted by dirty agriculture and sewage and inspiring the world’s most particles polluted air.

2)Bakersfield, Calif

Population: 800,000

Area: 371.9 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: Sperling Water Quality Index: 42

Bakersfield, Calif

The land of oldest and biggest oil fields in the nation is the California’s major contributor of air pollution from oil and gases that is the worst in the nation. The people living here are subject to the third-worst zone and water impurities.

3)Philadelphia, Pa

Population: 1.6 million

Area: 369.3 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: Sperling Water Quality Index: 12

Philadephia pa

One of the moist states is the oldest owner of the refineries and chemical plants for the decades. The overcrowding of plants has polluted the air and water to such an extent that you can’t imagine a healthy life. It release over 18.5 million lbs of toxic gases and 7.2 million lbs discharge into the water which is consume by the residing people.

4)Bridgeport, Conn

Population: 1.5 million

Area: 50.2 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: 8Sperling Water Quality Index: 32

Bridgeport, Conn

The most populated area of Connecticut is the 48th largest urban area in the United State despite of being the richest it still remains blighted and fifth largest city in the New England with the most history of lead and arsenic poisoning. The EPA has been removing lead, arsenic and asbestos for 20 year.

5)Modesto, Calif

Population: 500,000

Area: 96.07 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: 6Sperling Water Quality Index: 34

Modesto, Calif

The majority of population in California is living in the Modesto, the 11th in zone and ranked 5th in short term particle pollution. The EPA rates air quality in Modesto as 23/100 (the higher is better) declaring it an unhealthy place to live for those with respiratory distresses.

6)Riverside, Calif

Population: 4.2 million

Area: 210.9 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: Sperling Water Quality Index: 49

Riverside, Calif

The population in the metro area suffers from the most dangerous air pollution as the land has a history of frequent explosions because the land itself manufacture explosives and fireworks which basically pollutes the water supplies with trichloroethylene. It is designated as a “smog belt” because of its air pollution.

7)New Haven, Conn

Population: 850,000

Area: 52.1 kilometer square

Sperling Air quality index: 6Sperling Water Quality Index: 44

New Haven, Conn

The second largest city in the Connecticut may enjoy the top flight school in Yale University but due to their location their lungs pay the price. The land is at the intersection of I-95 and I-91. The land bears the most polluted water and so houses the second largest wastewater treatment plant in Connecticut.

8)San Jose, Calif

Population: 1 million

Area: 466.1 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: 13 Sperling Water Quality Index: 30

San Jose, Calif

The largest city in Northern California is the city of farmers and known as capital of Silicon valley, known for its low crime high living cost. The land is home to dozen chipmakers like Fairchild and Intel, leaking toxic solutes and solvents into earth.

9)Stockton, Calif

Population: 650,000

Area: 160.8 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: Sperling Water Quality Index: 35

Stockton, Calif

The city hardly concerns about the environmental issues and so you can see the heat exacerbates ozone level. The air pollution and water impurities have gone beyond the promising limits of healthy living.

10)Milwaukee, Wi

Population: 1.5 million

Area: 250.7 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: Sperling Water Quality Index: 26

Milwaukee, Wi

The Industries and plants around Milwaukee River is the main culprit of pollution, polluting the groundwater with significant amount of heavy metals and PCBs that is taken to the lake of Michigan. These industries no doubt use air safety plans still release tones of solute pollution to the air that makes the living horrible for people having breathing problems.

11)New York City

Population: 19 million

Area; 141.300 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: Sperling Water Quality Index: 34

The American Lung Association ranks it as 22nd among top 25 states in U.S. most affected by air pollution. According to most recent research by Environmental Protection Agency, the residents have the third highest cancer risk cause by airborne chemicals. Though the high density of population facilitates the highest mass transit but due to gasoline consumption, the greenhouse gas emission is 7.1 metric tons per person a year!

12)Sacramento, Calif

Population: 2.1 million

Area: 259.3 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: Sperling Water Quality Index: 48

Sacramento, Calif

Though the residents still ranked 6th in the zone and 21st in the short particle pollution they are still having quite safety measures on going everyday in industries so they don’t have it as bad as their neighbors.

13)Houston, Tx

Population: 2.145 million

Area: 1,625 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: Sperling Water Quality Index: 51

Houston, Tx

The center of oil fields, with the biggest oil refineries and chemical plants in U.S is releasing over 20 million lbs a year toxic solutes and solvents into air and water. The sugar land, ranks 8th in zone and 23rd in year round particle pollution.

14)Baton Rouge, La

Population: 230,139

Area: 204.9 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: Sperling water Quality Index: 27

Baton Rouge, La

The land in concentrated with chemical plants and oil refineries, emitting the tons of pollutants to the air over this Mississippi River town. The EPA is now forcing the industrialist to make long awaited pollution upgrades.

15)Akron, Oh

Population: 1 million

Area: 161.5 kilometer square

Sperling Air Quality Index: Sperling Water Quality Index: 36

Akron, Oh

It is the land famous as “the river that burned” due to the priority, where all chemical and petrochemical plants dumped their solvents into it. The air is heavily polluted due to coal emission from coal-fired power plants.

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