What’s that smell? Baton Rouge ranks in top 20 Dirtiest Cities

What’s that smell? Baton Rouge ranks in top 20 Dirtiest Cities

POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 10:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, December 14, 2012 - 11:03am

What's that smell??

Forbes Magazine says it's the city of Baton Rouge.

The Red Stick made the magazines list of top 20 Dirtiest Cities this year. Reasons for sticking Baton Rouge on the list include the large number of emissions and pollutants from surrounding oil refineries and chemical plants.

Paul Arrigo with Visit Baton Rouge says they're not too concerned the ranking will hurt tourism. He says it's never been an issue.
 

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What a shame. A more recent picture of the State Capitol would be more fitting for this article. The Capitol building is corroded from pollution and has not been cleaned in years. If you don’t believe me, go take a look. I have been photographing this building for over thirty years and I have never seen the outside as dirty as it is now.

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