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MCARTHUR, Ohio (WOUB) — After decades of waiting, some Vinton County residents are getting access to clean, reliable water. A $799,000 federal grant will help fund the engineering and construction… Read More
McArthur, Ohio (WOUB) — For more than a decade, Jim Aders has hauled 1,800 gallons of water a month back to his home to supply himself, and his wife with… Read More
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Nelsonville residents’ struggle with disruptions in their water supply and boil orders because of frequent breaks in the city’s aging water pipes could be coming to… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Dairy Barn, a historic landmark that has been in Athens for more than 100 years, has no protection against a fire. It’s looking to install… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot… Read More
ST. LOUIS (NPR) — All evidence points to the fact that Mars once had flowing water, but numerous flybys, orbiters, landers and rovers have confirmed one undeniable fact — any… Read More
MCARTHUR, Ohio (WOUB) — Access to clean water in homes is a given for most families in the United States. In southeastern Ohio, notably Vinton County, however, this is not the… Read More
In December, Kathy Fletcher, a lifelong Martin County, Kentucky, resident and mother, found her water was shut off. When it came back on, something was wrong with it. Fletcher remembers… Read More
“You seen that one with the tombstone up there?” seven-year-old Timothy Easterling asks, looking toward the grass just uphill from his home. “That’s my papaw.” Timothy’s grandfather Chet Blankenship died… Read More
Scientists are designing a new study to test for PFAS, so-called “forever chemicals”, along the entire length of the Ohio River. Concerns are mounting about PFAS contamination in drinking water… Read More
Just before dawn in January 2018, 27 barges were floating like a net along the banks of the Ohio River, downstream of the city of Pittsburgh. Instead of fish, the… Read More
New testing by the Environmental Working Group has identified the presence of toxic fluorinated chemicals, broadly known as PFAS, in the tap water of dozens of cities across the U.S. where… Read More
When 78-year-old Jim Casto looks at the towering floodwalls that line downtown Huntington, West Virginia, he sees a dark history of generations past. The longtime journalist and local historian is… Read More
Coal River Mountain Watch’s history of resistance to mountaintop coal mining is plastered across the wood-paneled walls of the group’s modest office in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Framed photos, many… Read More
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.
The new film “Dark Waters” depicts the real-life story of the 20-year battle waged by attorney Rob Bilott against chemical giant DuPont. We meet Bilott, played by Mark Ruffalo, as… Read More
Communities across the Ohio Valley are among an estimated 2 million Americans that do not have consistent access to clean drinking water and basic indoor plumbing, according to a report… Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine has released details of his plan to improve water quality in Ohio, starting with preventing toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. The H2Ohio program will start in the… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia American Water has awarded grants to provide bottle-filling stations to 10 groups throughout the utility’s service area. The company says in a statement that… Read More
In a struggling coal region of Kentucky, moves to fix a notoriously dirty water supply have created a new crisis: Many are now unable to afford their water bills.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University is working with the state environmental department to figure out how to keep groundwater safe from pollutants. The school announced the research… Read More
The new proposal is being criticized for not proactively replacing lead service lines across the nation. It also keeps the same threshold for lead in drinking water that the U.S. currently has.
A new report finds nearly half the residents of Martin County, Kentucky, cannot afford water service. Local activists with the Martin County Concerned Citizens are ringing alarm bells about water… Read More