Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission http://wvxu.org en Proposal to delay mercury standards enforcement on Ohio River http://wvxu.org/post/proposal-delay-mercury-standards-enforcement-ohio-river <p>Enforcement of new mercury standards for industrial and wastewater treatment plants along the Ohio River may be delayed and that has environmental groups concerned.</p><p>Documents show there are dozens of companies and municipalities with mercury monitoring requirements that dump into the Ohio River.</p><p><strong>Mercury levels based on Great Lakes</strong></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:06:13 +0000 Ann Thompson 16093 at http://wvxu.org Proposal to delay mercury standards enforcement on Ohio River After 24 years and tons of trash, River Sweep still going strong http://wvxu.org/post/after-24-years-and-tons-trash-river-sweep-still-going-strong <p>HollNearly a quarter century after it began, the massive cleanup effort along the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries still draws tens of thousands of volunteers.&nbsp; They'll be combing more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, picking up trash and debris for River Sweep on June 15.&nbsp;</p><p>Jeanne Ison with the <a href="http://orsanco.org/">Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission</a>, the sponsoring organization for River Sweep, said the event has been very effective since its inception.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:14:26 +0000 Mark Heyne 13478 at http://wvxu.org After 24 years and tons of trash, River Sweep still going strong