chemical spill http://wvxu.org en WV chemical spill has passed; intakes being reopened http://wvxu.org/post/wv-chemical-spill-has-passed-intakes-being-reopened <p>Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) plans to reopen its water intakes along the Ohio River Thursday at 2 p.m. The utility reports water samples indicate the chemical from the Elk River spill in West Virginia has passed through the area.</p><p>“Our water quality team has not detected the chemical in the Ohio River water since 4:00 a.m. this morning,” said Tony Parrott, Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Metropolitan Sewer District.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:49:18 +0000 Tana Weingartner 21941 at http://wvxu.org WV chemical spill not affecting local water supply http://wvxu.org/post/wv-chemical-spill-not-affecting-local-water-supply <p>The chemical spill affecting water supplies in a large portion of West Virginia has the <a href="http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/water/about-greater-cincinnati-water-works/water-sources-resource-protection/" target="_blank">Greater Cincinnati Water Works</a> keeping a close eye on local water quality.</p><p>"Currently the spill has not reached the Cincinnati area," says Communications Officer Michele Ralston.</p><p>The spill occurred in the Elk River which is a tributary of the Kanawha River. The Kanawha flows into the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:43:49 +0000 Tana Weingartner 21698 at http://wvxu.org WV chemical spill not affecting local water supply