Category Archives: Ohio

Cincinnati is 10 of US most toxic cities

A pretty picture of Cincinnati in the news accompanying not-so-pretty facts:

Last year, Environmental Data Resources ranked America’s most toxic cities, defined by the amount of man-made chemical in each area’s soil.

10. Cincinnati

Contaminated Sites: 22,992
Leaking storage tanks: 1,719
Corrective action reports: 44

Cincinnati

Prisoners are 1 in 100 adults

I’d never realized this fact. It’s striking, to say the least.

Additionally, 1 out of 9 young black men is locked up.
The Pew Center on the States’ Public Safety Performance Project counted 2,319,258 adults behind bars at the beginning of this year. That was 25,000 more than the previous year.
Ohio was one of the three large states whose prison populations rose last year. The number of prisoners in state institutions topped 50,000 recently for the first time.
One in 30 men between 20 and 34 is locked up, the study showed.