Eyewitness to History: Was Scranton the 3rd Worst Polluted City in America, 1970

Eyewitness To History

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Was Scranton the 3rd worst city for pollution in the country? That’s what was on everyone’s mind in August of 1970 when a report came out ranking the Electric City at the bottom of the list.

That report would prove to be faulty, but it certainly helped invigorate a debate that is still raging.

We would like to thank our partners at the Osterhout Library for their help in putting together the Eyewitness to History series.

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