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One chemical plant emits a super-pollutant that does more climate damage than every car in the city

A chemical plant in Louisville that makes a raw material for everything from Teflon to lubricants used on the International Space Station also appears to do more damage to the climate than all of this city's passenger vehicles.

radio.wosu.org
Toxics

Activists petition EPA to enforce water standards for Ohio River

Activists recently petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the Ohio River. The petition calls for federally mandated numeric water quality standards.

forwardky.com
Toxics

Activists call on new EPA to regulate Ohio River pollution

The Sierra Club is petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to create nutrient pollution standards for the Ohio River, on which five million residents rely for drinking water.

triblive.com
Climate

State awards low-interest loan to reduce sewage overflows to Mon and Ohio rivers

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has been awarded a $7.75 million state grant to lessen sewage overflows into local rivers.

www.post-gazette.com
Toxics

Hussey Copper fined, put on probation for knowingly polluting Ohio River

The company pleaded to violating the Clean Water Act by discharging oil, copper and other pollutants into the river and then lying about it.
www.post-gazette.com
Toxics

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Forcing the PWSA to clean up its act

Pittsburgh needs more than compliance from its water authority. It needs a reason to trust again.
www.timesonline.com
Toxics

Hussey Copper facing Clean Water Act violations

A local copper manufacturing company knowingly discharged excess pollutants, including oil and copper, into the Ohio River over a five-year period, a new lawsuit alleges.

www.post-gazette.com
Justice

Hussey Copper charged with polluting Ohio River

Hussey Copper in Leetsdale has been charged in federal court with violating the Clean Water Act by discharging oil, copper and other pollutants into the Ohio River.

Toxics

Drilling permits cancelled for underground natural gas storage project

Ohio environmental regulators have canceled key permits needed for an underground natural gas liquids storage facility proposed along the Ohio River. 
Toxics

Transparency, environmental concerns surround proposal to barge oil and gas waste on the Ohio River

A proposal to repurpose a docking facility near Marietta, Ohio, to allow for the barging of oil and gas drilling waste on the Ohio River is drawing concern from environmental groups and local residents.
www.alleghenyfront.org
Pittsburgh

River Alliance charts coordinated path for the Ohio watershed

The Ohio River Basin Alliance has several goals for the 15-state watershed like being a world-class destination for outdoor recreation.
www.post-gazette.com
Toxics

Workers repair corrosion problem at Beaver Valley nuclear reactor

The corrosion issue — found and repaired while the reactor was shut down for refueling — won’t delay a restart of the plant along the Ohio River in Beaver County.
www.alleghenyfront.org
Toxics

Why some financial analysts are questioning viability of Appalachian plastics hub

They cite factors like reduced demand for natural gas due to a warmer winter and decreased prices for plastic.
insideclimatenews.org
Toxics

Market headwinds buffet Appalachia's future as a center for petrochemicals

A proposed $5.7 billion ethane plant in Belmont County, Ohio, was seen as a likely casualty even before coronavirus cratered oil prices and collapsed the economy.
From our Newsroom

Bayer to replace glyphosate from US lawn products by 2023

'Roundup' manufacturer also sets aside $4.5B for glyphosate-related lawsuits.

Record levels of harmful particles found in Great Lakes fish

"I've been studying microplastics for a long time and this is the study that blew me away."

LISTEN: Brian Bienkowski on amplifying diverse voices through podcasting

"I get a lot of hope in talking to them about where the field can go from here."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

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