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‘Public health hazard’ in Ohio has Chicago community concerned
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‘Public health hazard’ in Ohio has Chicago community concerned

EAST LIVERPOOL — “Nearly 400 miles southeast of Chicago, environmental regulators have spent the past 18 years scrutinizing the quality of air in a small city on the banks of the Ohio River. Since 1999, the U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agencies have monitored air quality at three locations in […]

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For DuPont and Chemours, millions ride on the word ‘among’

CINCINNATI — “For DuPont Co. and its Chemours Co. spinoff, hundreds of millions of dollars hinge on the interpretation of the word ‘among.’ A Cincinnati appeals court heard arguments Friday that will affect the fate of thousands of lawsuits by people who drank water contaminated with a Teflon ingredient called […]

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Toxic legacy: ‘Teflon’ chemical sticks around in water supplies

WHEELING, WV — “For more than half a century along the Ohio River, the chemical company DuPont provided jobs for thousands of people. One chemical they produced is PFOA, commonly known as C8. It was a remarkably useful compound, used in ‘Teflon’ non-stick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics, and even in some […]

Conservationists get a seat at Ohio River pollution discussions
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Conservationists get a seat at Ohio River pollution discussions

CINCINNATI — “Conservation and environmental groups will now have a formal seat at the table when regulators meet to review water quality issues and standards for the Ohio River – a status enjoyed by the power industry and other groups for years. Last month the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation […]

Environmental Protection Agency calls Ohio River the most polluted in country
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Environmental Protection Agency calls Ohio River the most polluted in country

CINCINNATI — “Flowing nearly 1,000 miles across six states, the Ohio River was ranked the most polluted river in the United States for the seventh year in a row, according to a February Environmental Protection Agency report. The Ohio Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) reported the river has 23 million […]

Ohio River’s huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers
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Ohio River’s huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers

CINCINNATI — “A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation. Treatment plant operators and researchers along the river were surprised by […]

The view of the Ohio River from Eden Park on Sept. 17. Michael C. Miller and Madeline Fleisher write to say the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission should hold the line on industrial mercury dumps into the Ohio River.(Photo: The Enquirer/Cara Owsley)
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Miller, Fleisher: Keep mercury out of the Ohio River

CINCINNATI — “…another far less visible pollutant – mercury – has been quietly accumulating in the Ohio River for years. Mercury concentrations in the water regularly exceed permissible levels. And government data from 2010 shows that this toxic pollution is building up in fish, with over 40 percent of samples […]

Toxic algae outbreak overwhelms a polluted Ohio River
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Toxic algae outbreak overwhelms a polluted Ohio River

CURTICE — “The Ohio River, transformed by mining and industrial waste and sewage overflows into the nation’s most polluted major waterway, has a new and unexpected tormentor this fall: carpets of poisonous algae. Pads of toxic blue-green algae have speckled nearly two-thirds of the 981-mile river in the last five […]