Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: How clean is your city?

  1. #1
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    43,281

    How clean is your city?

    http://www.rd.com/content/openConten...ontentId=15115
    Code:
      	  	  	  	  	  	 
    NAME 		Air 	Water 	Toxics 	HW 	Sanitation 	Total
    Portland (OR) 	49 	50 	35 	32 	43 		44.00
    San Jose 	41 	50 	50 	21 	32 		40.71
    Buffalo 	34 	50 	27 	26 	47 		38.29
    Columbus 	24 	50 	31 	45 	NA 		37.33
    San Francisco 	47 	50 	34 	16 	12 		36.57
    Denver 		27 	50 	44 	19 	NA 		36.17
    Rochester (NY) 	46 	32 	32 	43 	19 		35.71
    Austin 		44 	9 	48 	50 	NA 		34.00
    Orlando 	48 	23 	9 	38 	48 		33.86
    San Diego 	13 	50 	46 	42 	14 		32.57
    Hartford 	32 	29 	47 	9 	44 		31.71
    Sacramento 	4 	50 	49 	40 	24 		31.57
    Las Vegas 	12 	50 	40 	49 	7 		31.43
    San Antonio 	42 	18 	42 	47 	8 		31.00
    Oklahoma City 	43 	1 	45 	41 	40 		30.57
    Minneapolis 	33 	30 	21 	35 	31 		30.43
    Indianapolis 	23 	31 	33 	44 	27 		30.29
    Salt Lake City 	26 	50 	2 	14 	42 		30.00
    Jacksonville 	45 	24 	19 	20 	NA 		29.50
    Charlotte 	28 	34 	22 	27 	28 		28.71
    Virginia Beach 	35 	17 	29 	33 	30 		28.00
    Cincinnati 	19 	35 	11 	38 	34 		27.29
    Nashville 	30 	14 	18 	46 	38 		27.14
    Riverside (CA) 	1 	50 	43 	25 	15 		26.43
    New Orleans 	39 	13 	10 	48 	21 		26.14
    Milwaukee 	37 	10 	38 	38 	10 		25.71
    Seattle 	36 	21 	37 	15 	13 		25.57
    Baltimore 	16 	33 	14 	24 	41 		25.29
    Miami 		50 	11 	36 	8 	9 		25.00
    Dallas 		20 	28 	30 	31 	16 		24.71
    Tampa 		40 	3 	17 	17 	50 		24.29
    Memphis 	22 	12 	24 	29 	46 		23.86
    Providence 	39 	8 	41 	7 	22 		23.43
    Louisville 	21 	15 	15 	39 	35 		23.00
    Wash(DC) 	25 	19 	12 	13 	45 		22.57
    Phoenix 	17 	37 	1 	22 	23 		22.00
    Detroit 	10 	27 	20 	10 	49 		21.86
    Richmond 	31 	4 	13 	34 	36 		21.86
    Cleveland 	9 	25 	26 	31 	26 		21.57
    Atlanta 	15 	26 	4 	11 	39 		19.43
    Houston 	7 	39 	3 	19 	20 		19.14
    Los Angeles 	2 	38 	28 	3 	17 		18.29
    Boston 		29 	7 	39 	5 	11 		18.14
    Philadelphia 	14 	22 	16 	2 	37 		18.14
    Kansas City 	19 	16 	25 	13 	NA 		18.00
    Birmingham 	8 	20 	8 	28 	33 		17.86
    St. Louis 	5 	36 	6 	6 	25 		17.00
    Pittsburgh 	6 	5 	5 	23 	29 		11.29
    New York 	11 	2 	23 	1 	NA 		8.33
    Chicago 	3 	6 	7 	4 	18 		6.71

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    This one's for you Edd Heath's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Dayton Area
    Posts
    8,471

    Re: How clean is your city?

    That big, puffed out chest floating around in the clear, clean PDX sky is woy's.

    Be Careful out there
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

  4. #3
    For a Level Playing Field RedFanAlways1966's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Oakwood, OH
    Posts
    11,771

    Re: How clean is your city?

    Good for those at the top. I wonder how these cities compare to themselves from around 1950 (before we became more concerned with good ideas like less pollution).

    I always wonder about the objectivity of these kinds of tests. Do they have a machine testing the water and air... or is it the judgment of certain people (those doing the testing with their drinkining and breathing). How do they judge sanitation?

    I am not trying to get political and hope it is okay to mention... I find it ironic that two of the largest "blue cities" in our great country seem to be at the bottom of the cleanliness heap (and Boston 8th from the bottom). We usually tend to associate these cities with the ideoligies of a clean environment and less pollution. I guess it goes to show that terms like tree-hugger and the like are not always true and are just a part of the political mud-machine (imagine that!).
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

  5. #4
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    43,281

    Re: How clean is your city?

    I find it ironic that two of the largest "blue cities" in our great country seem to be at the bottom of the cleanliness heap
    Two of the oldest mass industry cites in the USA as is Boston, centuries of filth on top of each other.

    Portland and San Jose have little industry as does San Francisco

  6. #5
    Please come again pedro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    portland, oregon
    Posts
    14,753

    Re: How clean is your city?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
    Good for those at the top. I wonder how these cities compare to themselves from around 1950 (before we became more concerned with good ideas like less pollution).
    I think a good example of this is probably Columbus. Most of it's growth has been since 1950 and although it is a fast growing area, it is still towards the top of the list while Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland are close in proximity, but signifigantly lower on the list.
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

  7. #6
    For a Level Playing Field RedFanAlways1966's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Oakwood, OH
    Posts
    11,771

    Re: How clean is your city?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Two of the oldest mass industry cites in the USA as is Boston, centuries of filth on top of each other.

    Portland and San Jose have little industry as does San Francisco
    Great points, woy. And SF got a "clean start" after everything went up in smoke in April 1906!
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

  8. #7
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    43,281

    Re: How clean is your city?

    And SF got a "clean start" after everything went up in smoke in April 1906!
    SF is a small place, about 99% housing and business. The streach down the Penisula is where industry is... and Oakland too.

  9. #8
    Lover of Trivialities Doc. Scott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Portland, OR (West Chester, OH)
    Posts
    6,091

    Re: How clean is your city?

    I guess "highway trash along the beltway" wasn't weighted *that* heavily, or Portland might not have finished first. But, yeah, the air and water are nice.

  10. #9
    Please come again pedro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    portland, oregon
    Posts
    14,753

    Re: How clean is your city?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott
    I guess "highway trash along the beltway" wasn't weighted *that* heavily, or Portland might not have finished first. But, yeah, the air and water are nice.



    205 is a pit.
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

  11. #10
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    43,281

    Re: How clean is your city?

    But, yeah, the air and water are nice.
    Yeah they're both pretty much wet all the time.

  12. #11
    RZ Chamber of Commerce Unassisted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    San Antonio
    Posts
    13,461

    Re: How clean is your city?

    The list is flawed. San Antonio's Edwards Aquifer has some of the cleanest water in the country, so I question where that 18 comes from in that column. If San Antonio's water were given the 50 it deserves, the ranking would move into the Top 10. Apparently the makers of the list don't approve of San Antonio's twice weekly trash pickup and citywide recycling program, either.

  13. #12
    First Time Caller SunDeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    5,398

    Re: How clean is your city?

    I think Bloomington is too small for the list. Except for that little PCB problem, we're probably sanitary compared to the major cities.
    Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.

  14. #13
    Mon chou Choo vaticanplum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    7,250

    Re: How clean is your city?

    I am printing this out and carrying it with me to show to anyone in my current home, Chicago, whenever s/he feels the need to talk about how dirty my former home, New York City, is. It's a stereotype that people base on their week-long visits to Times Square and hold to fervently for the rest of their lives, and it drives me absolutely bananas.

    Of course, they're the bottom two cities on the list, but small victories, small victories...
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

  15. #14
    Member 919191's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    the corner bar
    Posts
    3,792

    Re: How clean is your city?

    I live in Terre Haute, In. Terre Haute has a national reputation for "stinking". The city has actually hired outside consultants to figure out why and a solution.

    There is a wastewater treatment plant about a mile from downtown.
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
    -Todd Snider

  16. #15
    post hype sleeper cincinnati chili's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    10,884

    Re: How clean is your city?

    Denver is one of my favorite cities, but I question whether the air in the city limits is actually twice as clean as Cincinnati's. Did they take Cincy's measurement right over Proctor and Gamble, and take Denver's measurement 10 miles into the mountains?

    I will say that metro Denver has taken much more effective steps than Cincinnati to reduce pollution.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25