Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Not more mercury for the Ohio River!

5735 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45230    www.orsanco.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   Contact: Jeanne Ison, 513-231-7719

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is requesting public comment on a request for a variance from its Pollution Control Standards provision which prohibits mixing zones for bioaccumulative chemicals of concern beginning no later than October 16, 2013.  The request for a variance was received from PPG Industries, Natrium, WV facility and is in regard to their discharge of mercury to the Ohio River.

The Commission is accepting comments from the public from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2011.  Subsequently, the Commission’s Pollution Control Standards Committee will consider the request and supporting information, as well as public comments received, and develop a recommendation as to final disposition of the variance request.  Following development of that recommendation, a second 45-day public comment period will be held prior to the full Commission’s final decision. 

Comments should be received in writing at the Commission headquarters, 5735 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45230 or by email at pcs@orsanco.org  no later than Dec. 15, 2011.  For more information on the variance request, visit ORSANCO’s website at www.orsanco.org or call ORSANCO offices at 513-231-7719.

ORSANCO is the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries.  Member states include:  Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.  The federal government is also represented.

November 1, 2011

5735 Kellogg Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513-231-7719 Phone
513-231-7761 Fax
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