It's no mystery that producing power, refining oil, and producing chemicals are harmful to the environment. But how many places near your residence are "poisoned places"?

I was shocked to examine this map and see all the filthy places that are harmed by chemical producers, refineries, or power plants.

While viewing some refineries, I noted their terrible pollution release history- millions of pounds of pollutants released into the air. Some folks are all too aware of the dangers of living near these facilities, but many of the smaller offenders go overlooked.

So- how close do you live to a poisoned place, and does it surprise you at how many violations or how serious the air pollution is?

Check it out here:
Poisoned Places Map