The Ohio EPA failed to collect adequate data to determine the recreational health for 60% of Ohio’s inland streams and 60% of Ohio’s large rivers. From the data they did collect: 3/4 of their samples for inland streams and 1/2 samples for large rivers contained high levels of E. Coli bacteria. These numbers are cause for alarm and the Ohio EPA needs to act urgently to collect missing data across the state.
95% of Carroll depends on groundwater and yet, over the next ten years, ODNR will allow 2,000 unconventional gas wells and permit an underground coal mine without informing the public about potential impacts on water quality.
Every time it rains our waterways are threatened by sewage. Hamilton County has more combined sewage overflow points than anywhere else in Ohio and ranks 3rd in the country overall.
$2 Billion Proposal Backs Uranium Enrichment in Ohio
November 6th, 2009
On October 27, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Resolution 108, urging President Obama to grant a $2 billion taxpayer-backed loan guarantee to USEC, the corporation that is building a uranium enrichment plant at Piketon, Ohio. On August 4, the US Dept. of Energy deferred review of the USEC loan application until a series of specific technology and financial milestones have been met.
The bill also urges US Sec. of Energy Steven Chu to provide federal funding assistance for what has been termed a “Clean Energy Park Demonstration Project” at the Piketon site. This means funding for a nuclear power plant proposed to be built on the Piketon site, as was announced in July of 2009.
A new nuclear power plant would be extremely expensive and would require massive taxpayer subsidies, including state subsidies. A new plant would also cause large rate increases. First Energy, which owns the 2 nuclear power plants in northern Ohio, charges the highest electric rates in Ohio.