Saturday, October 10, 2015

News roundup 10/10/2015

For those of you into Ohio River wildlife, this is the 25th anniversary of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

From the Marietta Times:

The Ohio River Islands Festival will be held on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the refuge, located at 3982 Waverly Road, in Williamstown. It is free and open to all ages.


Apparently there will be no one standard regulating industrial discharge of mercury into the Ohio River. According to the Columbus Dispatch:

States along the Ohio River will decide how and where companies test to determine how much mercury they release into the waterway, according to a decision by the multistate commission overseeing the river’s health.


And Kentucky officials say the lower McAlpine pool is safe for recreation again now that the algae bloom is dissipating.