A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about a Forbes.com piece that lauded Atlanta as the top “”recession proof city to retire in“”. It was, in typical AisForAtlanta fashion, an overwhelmingly positive post, praising our beloved city by the perimeter for its vast resources, resilient economy, and beautiful weather.
Alas, what Forbes hath giveth… the mighty monthly has now taken away. Sort of.
Forbes Magazine has just rated Atlanta the “”most toxic city in the country””. Unfortunately, this is not some sort of positive Britney Spears-like spin on the word “”toxic“”- it’s more of the “”don’t eat the gray snow”” variety. Straight from the horse’s mouth: “”In Atlanta, Ga., you’ll find southern gentility, a world-class music scene — and 21,000 tons of environmental waste. In spite of its charms, the city’s combination of air pollution, contaminated land and atmospheric chemicals makes it the most toxic city in the country.””
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