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Whose Job Is It To Reduce Toxic Mercury In The Ohio River?

Feb 7, 2020
Anglers at the Falls of the Ohio State Park.
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Mercury, which damages young brains, is flowing through industrial wastewater into the Ohio River. But the multi-state agency tasked with keeping the waterway clean hasn’t tightened controls on this pollution because it doesn’t have the authority to do so.

One of Ashtabula's 19 covered bridges crosses the river just south of town. A total of 46 miles of the river and its tributaries were named scenic rivers in 2008.
Jeff St. Clair / WKSU

Patricia Seymour grew up in Ashtabula in the 1960ss. On bright spring day at the city’s bustling harbor, Seymour recalls a childhood landscape more reminiscent of the Lord of the Rings.

“It was like Mordor,” Seymour says.

Courtesy of Westie Productions

The city of Mount Vernon and workers at a local Siemens plant suffered a major blow this week with news that the energy company is closing the location, a move expected to affect about 400 workers.

At the Novelis plant in New York, machines are preparing aluminum rolls for manufacturing.

The Oswego Co. plant processes the metal for companies like Ford, Toyota and General Motors. And most of its aluminum comes from Canada.


UPS Expands To Serve Columbus's Growing Industries

Nov 17, 2016
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On Friday, UPS will break ground on a major expansion of its Columbus facility. UPS says construction is a results of the city's robust and growing industries.

The Expanding Use of Medical E-Records

Jun 21, 2011

Federal recovery funds are being used to expand the intra-hospital network use of electronic medical record sharing, especially to help physicians who treat large populations of Medicaid eligible patients, and especially in rural areas and Appalachia. This hour on All Sides we will discuss what this conversion to e-records means to the health-care industry. Guests: