Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
A proposal that would change some pollution control requirements for some Ohio businesses will soon be considered by the state senate.
Mercury pollution in Ohio has been documented for years by the US Envrionmental Protection Agency. To reduce the chances of exposure, the federal EPA urges consumers to limit the consumption of fish taken from the state’s rivers and streams. Regardless, it’s uncertain how quickly or how thoroughly mercury contamination in the envrionment will be reduced.
A local environmental group says one in five people in central Ohio lives in an area with dangerous levels of diesel fumes. The group calls on government and private companies to install pollution control equipment.