Nurdle Patrol participant Sam Sugarek shows off a nurdle found along the beaches of Texas. (Credit: Jace Tunnell)

Ever hear of a nurdle? This new form of pollution could be coming to the Ohio River

"Once you see them, you're going to see millions of them."

When the petrochemical plant being built by Shell Chemical Appalachia in Beaver County is complete, it's anticipated to bring 600 jobs as well as spinoff industries. But some researchers and activists warn that it could also bring a new type of pollution to the Ohio River Valley — nurdles.

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Ryan Smith and Hallie Taylor own the Marietta Adventure Company. (Credit: Julie Grant/TheAllegheny Front)

One Ohio River town that’s using outdoor recreation to boost its economy

Every September, tourists flock to historic Marietta, along the banks of the Ohio River, for a celebration that harkens back to the Ohio Valley's early days.

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Can a town prove that its health problems are caused by pollution?

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Is the natural gas in your home upping your radon risk?

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Will this land still be your land?

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Lake Erie hackers compete to find creative solutions to water problems.

LAKE ERIE HACKERS COMPETE TO FIND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO WATER PROBLEMS

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What’s the best way to protect people from lead-tainted drinking water?

What’s the Best Way to Protect People from Lead-Tainted Drinking Water?

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A Pennsylvania hunter talks Trump, drilling and the politics of the great outdoors.

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