As pollution from Ohio train wreck heads downstream, communities wonder about their water

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: February 17, 2023 9:37 PM CT | Published: February 17, 2023 3:05 PM CT

A plume of chemical contaminants is traveling along the Ohio River at about one mile per hour and will eventually enter the Mississippi River. 


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Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk

Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk

The Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk is an independent reporting network based at the University of Missouri, in partnership with Report For America and the Society of Environmental Journalists, funded by the Walton Family Foundation. The Daily Memphian is a member of the reporting network.


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