Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Uh oh. Mercury problems.

From The Courier-Journal in Louisville:

Dozens of industrial facilities along the Ohio River may not comply with a tougher mercury pollution standard that goes into effect in October , a regional water quality commission has warned.

A list of roughly 60 wastewater treatment plants, coal-fired power plants and other industrial facilities has been sent to state regulators by the eight-state Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, which sets water quality standards for the Ohio River.

If you want to see the list of plants -- which includes several municipal and small-town sewage treatment plants -- click here.