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The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is looking for volunteers for a riverbank cleanup Saturday.

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A multi-state commission charged with protecting the Ohio River heard testimony Monday evening in Pittsburgh that it should do more, not less to protect water quality.

Murray State University

A field research station on Kentucky Lake has received a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will fund the study of toxic algae blooms.

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Volunteers across six states gather along the shore of the Ohio River for an annual ‘sweep’ next weekend. The ‘Ohio River Sweep’ is a cleanup effort spreading more than 3,000 miles. 

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The interstate commission that regulates pollution in the Ohio River is considering a formal change to the way certain pollutants are measured in the river.

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Water containing pollutants from a chemical spill in West Virginia is making its way down the Ohio River, causing water treatment plants throughout Kentucky to take special precautions.

Paducah Water General Manager Glen Anderson said the plant will use activated carbon when the plume reaches the city tomorrow afternoon. He said the ORSANCO River Group has been monitoring the pollutant levels along the Ohio River.