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New York tops list of America's dirtiest cities, LA ranks second: Report

The Big Apple took the top spot in three of those categories with a score of 427.9 on Busy Bee's "dirtiness index."

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New York
A snow-covered statue of former U.S. president George Washington at Federal Hall on Wall Street is seen during a snowstorm in New York City (Photo: Reuters)

is the dirtiest city, with more and than any place else in the US, according to a review of government data by the cleaning-services company

The newly released report ranked 40 urban areas across the US based on pest and data from the American Housing Survey, air pollution data from the and population estimates from the US Census Bureau, reported.

The Big Apple took the top spot in three of those categories with a score of 427.9 on Busy Bee's "dirtiness index." ranked second with a score of 317.8.

Some 904,000 homes in have on nearby streets or properties, and nearly 2.3 million homes have seen signs of mice, rats or cockroaches in the past year, according to the report. also ranks first for population density, with 28,000 people per square mile.

 

First Published: Thu, February 22 2018. 16:33 IST
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