EPA

Liquid Assets
6:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Cincinnati to help lead national water discussion

Ann Thompson WVXU

The Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Metropolitan Sewer District, Tony Parrot, will participate in a national discussion on U.S. water infrastructure Wednesday in Washington D.C.

Parrot joins the U.S. EPA's Nancy Stoner, Veolia Water North America and Mark Strauss with American Waterin the Value of Water Coalition's national panel discussion to help other communities deal with crumbling water and wastewater infrastructure.

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Liquid assets
5:13 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Cincinnati making splash on national water scene

Water officials from around the country came to a Cincinnati EPA water technology test facility to get ideas.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Think of it as a big laboratory where new water technology is tested. The EPA's Testing and Evaluation Center, 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.

Richard Seline  with the Texas Water Cluster Initiative and others are now armed with new information after their visit to Cincinnati. He says, "You kind of see around the country who's doing what cool things with technology."

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Environment
1:26 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Water quality safe near oil pipeline break

Aerial view of oil spill on the pond. East Miami River road is at the bottom of the pic (which is on the west side of the pond.)
Credit EPA

Health officials say air and water quality tests around the site of an oil pipeline break in Colerain Township keep turning out well.

"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."

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.

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Environment
12:52 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Oil spill cleanup to last a week or more

Sunoco Logistics/Mid-Valley contractors removing oil from pond Tuesday using skimmers.
Credit EPA

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.

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.

Steve Renniger with the US Environmental Protection Agency says Wednesday morning's rain isn't affecting cleanup efforts.

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GE
6:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

EPA fast tracking permits for Ohio business

The Ohio EPA, knowing GE9X engine testing needed quick approval for very complicated permits, worked with GE Aviation to get them.
GE Aviation

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. Because it was so successful, the system of using six people instead of two to process the permit may be modeled around the state and nation.

GE Aviation's urgency

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