Friday, July 17, 2009

Tired of tires

Tired of tires in the river? Then check out this site,  which tell of people who volunteer to remove this unsightly debris from their local rivers. If I had a pickup and a place to dispose of these things, I might offer to pick a few from the banks of the Ohio -- but only the ones I didn't have to dig out of the mud. There are a lot that are partially buried, and I'm not as young as I used to be.

For those who don't want to click on links, the site is

The photo above was one I took at the Guyandotte boat ramp last year. I posted it to my Flickr site.

Why coal movements are down

Here's one reason less coal is  moving on the Ohio River: Demand for electricity generated by  coal is down, due in large part because industrial facilities are shut down or operating at reduced hours.

This could be seen coming, though,  considering the cutbacks at Century Aluminum near Ravenswood WV.