Stories tagged with: EPA

August 10, 2010 - 4:58pm
6 years 2 weeks ago

A blue-green algae has made its way into Muskingum County, and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is investigating.

Now three of Ohio's state parks have tested positive for a toxic, blue-green algae. A park administrator says that employees at Muskingum County's Blue Rock State Park observed the algae on Cutler Lake for the first time on August 1. On August 2, water samples from the lake were taken, and two nuerotoxins were discovered, which if ingested, can adversely affect the...

May 26, 2010 - 6:15pm
6 years 13 weeks ago

A sewer separation project in downtown Zanesville will be put on hold.

It's located near the intersection of Marietta Street by 8th and Hughes Streets.

Zanesville Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says crews have run into a problem. The underground soil is poor.

"The contractor is supposed to be working out of a six foot wide trench, and due to the wet, sandy material, we're ending up with an extremely wide trench, " says Sims.

It's a trench that Sims says...

October 26, 2009 - 5:32pm
6 years 43 weeks ago

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has a reached a settlement with a Morgan County Company.

MIBA Bearings US, LLC  has agreed to pay a 19 thousand dollar fine to settle water pollution control violations.

The Company owns and operates a large diesel and aircraft engine parts manufacturing plant in McConnelsville.

According to a press release, on numerous occasions in recent years, MIBA Bearings US, LLC  violated the terms...

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