By The Allegheny Front
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The Ohio River’s long legacy as a “working river” has made it the most polluted in the country. Those living along its banks are now beginning to realize that reimagining their relationship with the river could prove crucial to the region’s future. Headwaters explores what this new chapter in the river’s history could look like — and how we can get there.
||CleanEp. 7: Towboat Deckhands, the Ohio River’s Unsung Heroes||You probably know them as “pushers” or “towboats.” But whatever you do—under penalty of ridicule—don’t call them tugboats. They don’t actually pull or “tug” their multi-ton loads of coal or road salt or whatever humble building...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: The role of hydropower in our region and river transportation on the Ohio||In this episode, we tap into the role of hydropower in our region. Plus, river transportation on the Ohio is big business but it depends on aging infrastructure.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Industrial Pollution that Still Plagues the Ohio||Industrial pollution like mercury and PCBs and chemical spills have plagued the Ohio River for years -- and worried residents and environmentalists. But there might just be a silver lining -- more dollars spent on drinking water safety.||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Finding the Sweet Spot for Development Along the Ohio||As towns large and small along the Ohio River try to attract more industry and create jobs, many are asking, "Is there room for the fun stuff?"||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Teflon is Sticking To the Ohio||In this episode, we visit one small West Virginia town still plagued by contamination from DuPont’s nonstick chemical used in Teflon. And, what’s the next generation of chemicals that’s keeping your eggs from sticking to the pan and are they reall||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Water Trading and Toxic Algae||In this episode, we look at how water trading could help farmers and the Ohio and how toxic algae is brewing on the river.||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: The Value of Water||Why Reimagining the Ohio River Could Be Critical to the Region's Future||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|