Toxic Chemicals Along Ohio River: A Danger To Our Drinking Water?

"Arsenic. Lead. Mercury. Sulfuric Acid.

At a closed Duke Energy power plant, at least 10 billion pounds of coal ash containing these toxins and more are sitting on the banks of the Ohio River – a source of drinking water for more than 5 million people.

How the polluted ponds got there is a story that began long before environmental laws were created to keep people and drinking water safe from toxic waste.

How much longer the dumps might stay — and put our drinking water at risk — is a saga that’s just beginning to unfold."

Lisa Bernard-Kuhn reports for WCPO June 27, 2016.

Source: WCPO Cincinnati, 07/06/2016