EPA http://wvxu.org en Cincinnati making splash on national water scene http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-making-splash-national-water-scene <p>Think of it as a big laboratory where new water technology is tested. The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/oaintrnt/facilities/cinci_testeval.htm">EPA's Testing and Evaluation Center</a>, right next to the Metropolitan Sewer District, played host to a group of people who wanted to figure out better ways to solve their water problems.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:13:38 +0000 Ann Thompson 24732 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati making splash on national water scene Water quality safe near oil pipeline break http://wvxu.org/post/water-quality-safe-near-oil-pipeline-break <p></p><p>Health officials say air and water quality tests around the site of an oil pipeline break in Colerain Township keep turning out well.</p><p>"We tested four wells on three properties (Thursday)," says Mike Samet with Hamilton County Public Health. "Results came back: no contamination from oil. We have two more samples out (Friday)... We're fully expecting them to be uncontaminated as well."</p><p>Approximately 10,000 gallons of crude oil leaked out of a burst underground pipeline in Oak Glen Nature Preserve. The leak was discovered Monday night.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:26:25 +0000 Tana Weingartner 24520 at http://wvxu.org Water quality safe near oil pipeline break Oil spill cleanup to last a week or more http://wvxu.org/post/oil-spill-cleanup-last-week-or-more <p></p><p>The cleanup continues at Oak Glen Nature Preserve where a pipeline leak dumped approximately 10,000 gallons of crude oil into a stream and wetland area.</p><p>Crews are vacuuming up oil and trying to figure out what caused the pipeline to burst. That investigation is ongoing with no answers so far.</p><p>Steve Renniger with the US Environmental Protection Agency says Wednesday morning's rain isn't affecting cleanup efforts.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:52:52 +0000 Tana Weingartner 24423 at http://wvxu.org Oil spill cleanup to last a week or more EPA fast tracking permits for Ohio business http://wvxu.org/post/epa-fast-tracking-permits-ohio-business <p></p><p>Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally, challenged by Governor John Kasich to outcompete neighboring states for jobs and capital, points to a plan his agency used with GE Aviation to fast track permits. What normally could take up to 18 months to approve took just five months.&nbsp;Because it was so successful, the system of using&nbsp;six people instead of&nbsp;two to process the permit&nbsp;may be modeled around the state and nation.</p><p><strong>GE Aviation's urgency</strong></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 19910 at http://wvxu.org EPA fast tracking permits for Ohio business CCS aims to clean-up coal-fired emissions http://wvxu.org/post/ccs-aims-clean-coal-fired-emissions <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is working to finalize a plan that would essentially ban coal-fire power plants in their present form. New ones could not be built without having cutting-edge technology that dramatically reduces CO2. It&#39;s called carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).&nbsp;The proposal, announced last month, by EPA Administrator <a href="http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Gina">Gina McCarthy at the National Press Club</a>, is not expected to be a requirement for more than a year.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 17878 at http://wvxu.org CCS aims to clean-up coal-fired emissions