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Bridgeport labeled 4th dirtiest city by Forbes

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It is a dubious distinction to be sure Connecticut's largest city has been picked as one of the nation's dirtiest.

Forbes Magazine ranked Bridgeport as the fourth dirtiest city in the United States. The number of blighted buildings was cited as a key factor. The survey also considered the amount of toxins in the ground and poor air quality.

No comment from city hall, but there has been an effort to clean the city up and reduce blight.

Many structures in neighborhoods with older houses have been repainted or have fresh siding.

In case you're wondering, Fresno was voted the dirtiest city. In fact six of the ten worst are in "Sunny California." As for New York City, it's ranked as the 11th dirtiest city.

LINK: VIEW TOP 20 DIRTIEST CITIES

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