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Ohio River
6:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

"Pep rally for the Ohio River"

Geese join kayakers on their sunrise float for Paddlefest 2013.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Plenty of people will be making waves in and around the Ohio River this weekend, whether it be in a clean-up capacity or participation in America's largest paddle event.

Ohio River Sweep

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Water Quality Trading Credits
4:55 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Does Water Quality Trading help reduce pollution?

Before and after pics of a farm ORSANCO worked with that had a problem with nutrient runoff.
ORSANCO

Tuesday morning will mark the first time companies discharging into the Ohio River Basin can buy interstate water quality credits to help farmers upstream control their pollution.

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is facilitating the trading. It says water quality trading is an "innovative market-based approach to achieving water quality goals for nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen."

Here's the thinking

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Ohio River
6:06 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Proposal to delay mercury standards enforcement on Ohio River

Credit Sarah Ramsey

Enforcement of new mercury standards for industrial and wastewater treatment plants along the Ohio River may be delayed and that has environmental groups concerned.

Documents show there are dozens of companies and municipalities with mercury monitoring requirements that dump into the Ohio River.

Mercury levels based on Great Lakes

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