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NASA Scientist Discusses Saturn Mission at U of L

by Devin Katayama on November 3, 2011

A NASA scientist is visiting the University of Louisville this week to teach students and staff about the scientific mission exploring Saturn.

The Cassini mission is a joint venture from NASA and the European Space Agency, which sent a spacecraft to Saturn in 1997 to record data. Most recently, researchers have been following a storm that formed on Saturn a year ago, said NASA scientist Linda Spilker.

“In studying Saturn and Saturn’s weather we learn more about our own weather here on the earth. So we make these analogies by studying storm systems around other worlds and that’s where we’re particularly fascinated with this giant storm that only occurs maybe a few times in a century,” she said. [click to continue…]

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Abandoned Mine Funds Directed to Perry County Water Project

by Erica Peterson September 21, 2011

Fifty-two more homes in Perry County, Kentucky will be hooked into city water systems soon, after a state agency determined their drinking water was affected by mining activity more than thirty years ago. The state’s Abandoned Mine Lands funds go to abate hazards created by mining before the federal Surface Mine Control and Reclamation Act […]

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Boil Advisory Lifted for Many Residents

by Gabe Bullard July 12, 2011

The boil advisory put in place after a massive water main break on the University of Louisville campus has been lifted for a majority of affected residents. It will remain in place in two areas. Taylor Blvd to Crittenden Drive and Winkler to the Watterson Preston Highway to Poplar Level and Shelby at Goss to […]

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Cause of Broken Water Main Still Unknown

by Gabe Bullard July 12, 2011

It could be days before the Louisville Water Company knows why a water main on the University of Louisville campus burst last night. The 48-inch pipe broke in the evening, causing flooding, a drop in water pressure and possible contamination of drinking water. In the 24 hours after the break, crews restored pressure to affected […]

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Broken Water Main Inspection Begins, Boil Advisory to Last Until Evening

by Gabe Bullard July 12, 2011

The water boil advisory for central Louisville is expected to remain in effect until this evening. The advisory was put in place last night after a 48-inch water main broke on the University of Louisville campus. It covers the area north of the Watterson and between Ninth Street and Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue. The […]

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Boil Water Advisory Map

by Todd Mundt July 12, 2011

Courtesy of Andrew Paulin (@ConstantineXVI), a map that provides the rough boundaries of the Louisville Water Company’s boil water advisory. The company advises residents in the area to boil water for 3 minutes before use, until further notice.

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Ohio River Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday

by Erica Peterson June 17, 2011

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District are coordinating a cleanup along the banks of the Ohio River tomorrow. Volunteers from six states will pick up trash and debris along 1,800 miles of riverbank. In the Louisville Metro Area, volunteers will gather at six locations including: 1.         Hayes Kennedy Park […]

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Algae Bloom May Be Cause of Ohio River Fish Kill

by Erica Peterson June 16, 2011

The head of the Metropolitan Sewer District says the fish kill on the Ohio River last night may have resulted from an algae bloom, rather than a chemical spill as was previously reported. The sheen on the Ohio River was noticed south of Rubbertown by cameras at Dow Chemical’s plant, and about 20 Asian Carp […]

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Chemical Spill on Ohio is Still a Mystery

by Erica Peterson June 16, 2011

An unknown chemical leaked into the Ohio River last night, killing several fish. But water samples taken since then show no sign of any contamination. A sheen was noticed on the river’s surface by cameras at Dow Chemical’s plant, south of Rubbertown. The Lake Dreamland Fire Department first responded to the call and alerted the […]

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Water Company Report Shows Louisville Water Meets Standards

by Gabe Bullard May 3, 2011

The Louisville Water Company is touting the latest water quality report. The annual report shows that the company meets or exceeds all state and federal water standards. New standards will be put into place next year, and spokesperson Kelley Dearing Smith says new and renovated treatment plants will bring the company in line with the […]

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