ORSANCO http://wfpl.org en Regulators Grant Mercury Variance for Ohio River Plant http://wfpl.org/post/regulators-grant-mercury-variance-ohio-river-plant <p>Ohio River regulators have voted unanimously to allow a West Virginia company five more years to comply with new, more stringent pollution requirements.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:22:03 +0000 Erica Peterson 1976 at http://wfpl.org ORSANCO to Make Final Decision on Mercury Variance Thursday http://wfpl.org/post/orsanco-make-final-decision-mercury-variance-thursday <p>The regulatory body that oversees pollution in the Ohio River is holding its fall meeting in Louisville this week.</p><p>The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission—or <a href="http://www.orsanco.org/" target="_blank">ORSANCO</a>—is made up of representatives from eight states and the federal government. The body meets three times a year.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1917 at http://wfpl.org ORSANCO Board Elects Oil and Gas Attorney as Chairman http://wfpl.org/post/orsanco-board-elects-oil-and-gas-attorney-chairman <p>The regional compact that oversees water quality in the Ohio River has a new chairman. Kenneth Komoroski is an attorney that often represents the oil and gas industry.</p><p>The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission&mdash;or <a href="http://www.orsanco.org" target="_blank">ORSANCO</a>&mdash;is a regional body that oversees pollution in the Ohio River. It&rsquo;s governed by a board made up of members from all eight member states, plus up to three federal commissioners appointed by the president. The board appoints its own chair.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 21:14:16 +0000 Erica Peterson 1200 at http://wfpl.org ORSANCO: West Virginia Plant Can Release More Mercury Into Ohio River…Maybe http://wfpl.org/post/orsanco-west-virginia-plant-can-release-more-mercury-ohio-river-maybe <p>The <a href="http://www.orsanco.org/" target="_blank">Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Committee </a>has made a preliminary decision to allow a West Virginia plant to release more mercury than allowed by law into the Ohio River.</p><p>I <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2011/12/14/public-comment-period-ending-on-proposed-mercury-waiver-for-ohio-river/" target="_blank">covered this story in December</a>, when ORSANCO was still accepting public comments on the waiver.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:50:46 +0000 Erica Peterson 805 at http://wfpl.org