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Fat Water

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association is successfully lobbying the state legislature with false claims that because the state’s population weighs in as the heaviest in the nation, the people can handle a greater chemical burden of pollution in their drinking … Continue reading

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Rings Trial Set for December 11

The State of Ohio’s case against Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings is set for trial on December 11 with jury selection beginning at 9 am. 55 year old Rings was indicted in June on misdemeanor charges stemming from a sexual … Continue reading

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NC PFAS Study: Higher Prevalence of Brain Birth Defects

An analysis of birth defects and PFAS exposure in North Carolina turned up an unexplained prevalence of brain birth defects in the five counties studied – and beyond. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently released an … Continue reading

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Ohio Senate Considers Anti-Protest Bill

A proposed Ohio law would make pipeline protesting a felony attached to hefty penalties. Senate Bill 250 is intended to “protect critical infrastructure facilities from mischief,” as titled. But civil rights activists and environmental advocates say it is an unconstitutional … Continue reading

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C8 Attorney Files PFAS Suit

The attorney who took on DuPont in the class action lawsuit over contaminated water supplies in the Mid-Ohio Valley is challenging the industry once again to examine the real-world science about chemical exposure. This time attorney Rob Bilott filed suit … Continue reading

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Ohio Fire Marshal Advises Departments to Handle Foams with Caution

There are new concerns about the family of carcinogenic chemicals familiar in the Mid-Ohio Valley because of their role in the manufacture of Teflon at DuPont Washington Works. In the early 2000’s, the manmade industrial solvent known as C8 or … Continue reading

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Update: Remediation of Fenton Site Proceeds

Remediation of the former site of Fenton Art Glass is underway in Williamstown as construction crews prepare to build a new elementary school at that location. Even so, several individuals have voiced their concerns to RCNN over the safety of … Continue reading

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Fenton Property Remediation Raises Concerns

Construction of a new Williamstown Elementary School at the site of the Fenton Art Glass factory is underway and the Wood County Board of Education has approved a plan for the remediation of the property to remove toxic chemicals left … Continue reading

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RCNN Call for Submissions

River City News Network is looking for several contributors with a variety of interests as we expand our content delivery. We are seeking lifestyle columnists with expertise in such areas as antiques, collectibles, fine dining, cooking, gardening, travel, nature, wellness, … Continue reading

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DuPont/Chemours Ask Local Judge to Dismiss Ohio’s PFOA Case

Washington County Judge Randall Burnworth today heard arguments in the State of Ohio’s case against Dupont and Chemours over C8 pollution which allegedly harmed the state’s natural resources. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed the suit in February seeking damages … Continue reading

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