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Boondock Saint
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Baton Rouge is the 14th dirtiest city In America.......

Yet another distinction for our wonderful city.......

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Oil refineries, chemical plants and emissions from coal-burning power plants dump millions of tons of pollutants into the air over this Mississippi River town. But help is on the way, with the EPA now forcing the Big Cajun II coal plant to make long awaited pollution upgrades. Sperling Air Quality Index: 29 Sperling Water Quality Index: 27
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TigerNlc
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re: Baton Rouge is the 14th dirtiest city In America.......
Lafayette>BR


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Oil refineries, chemical plants and emissions from coal-burning power plants dump millions of tons of pollutants into the air over this Mississippi River town. But help is on the way, with the EPA now forcing the Big Cajun II coal plant to make long awaited pollution upgrades. Sperling Air Quality Index: 29 Sperling Water Quality Index: 27


Big Cajun II isn't even in Baton Rouge. It's way up river north of New Roads.

And the EPA is pretty much shutting them down, not forcing them to make upgrades. No way they can afford the massive fine they've already incurred.

Help is on the way... my ass.

Houston and other industrial centers are on the list, too BTW.
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LikeABaussCat
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re: Baton Rouge is the 14th dirtiest city In America.......
Its funny that the list coincides with my list of places I don't really want to visit. Except BR and Louisville.


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re: Baton Rouge is the 14th dirtiest city In America.......
no way BR is 14 and NOLA didn't make the list


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re: Baton Rouge is the 14th dirtiest city In America.......
I guess you have to have industry to have pollution, hence the reason Detroit is noticeably absent from that list.


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Boondock Saint
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no way BR is 14 and NOLA didn't make the list


NOLA doesn't have nearly as much of this:

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Oil refineries, chemical plants and emissions from coal-burning power plants


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re: Baton Rouge is the 14th dirtiest city In America.......
Beat Akron, at least.

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no way BR is 14 and NOLA didn't make the list


The entire area between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is pretty "dirty".

Consider it a good thing. More industry, more manufacturing, and more jobs are on the way. It's helped the region weather the recession better than others.

New Orleans has more service and tourism based jobs as well, which doesn't pollute very much.
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the smoke monster
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this list must've been made by tree hugging liberals then


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pleading the fifth
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re: Baton Rouge is the 14th dirtiest city In America.......
I lived in Louisville the past 4 years and found it to be very habitable. I guess things like Ohio River and being in the Ohio River Valley make pollution a problem but not so much you'd notice.


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Boondock Saint
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Burt Reynolds
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I don't understand why anyone would live in BR


dewster
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I don't understand why anyone would live in BR


Yet 800,000 people live in the metro area for some reason.

Houston is on this list. How many people live in that area?


redstick13
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re: Baton Rouge is the 14th dirtiest city In America.......
Why do they have a coal fired power plant in the middle of all that natural gas?


AboveGroundPool
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re: Baton Rouge is the 14th dirtiest city In America.......
amazing the recession didn't hit us as hard down here...imagine that


LikeABaussCat
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Why do they have a coal fired power plant in the middle of all that natural gas


Everyones favorite ethnic prezident....


Boondock Saint
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amazing the recession didn't hit us as hard down here...imagine that


I'm not arguing that fact. I really don't give a shite about the pollution (I live in Lafayette now anyway). Just pointing it out.....


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dewster
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Why do they have a coal fired power plant in the middle of all that natural gas?


Good question.

We ship our cleaner natural gas up north, they ship their nasty coal down here for us to choke on.

One of those Cajun power plants is a natural gas unit, I believe.
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