Thursday, December 22, 2016

DuPont loses C8 lawsuit

A chemical used in producing Teflon and which was discharged into the Ohio River below Parkersburg WV has been found guilty again of causing cancer in humans following a federal civil trial in Columbus OH.

The story from The Columbus Dispatch is here.

For another perspective, check out this one.

And for the company's side of this long-running story, go here.

Markland hydro moderization

Hydropower development on the Ohio River continues.

Duke Energy announced this week it will modernize its hydroelectric station at the Markland Locks and Dam beginning next year. The process will take about four years to complete.

The Markland hydro station is the second-oldest on the Ohio.