Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati Refuse Ohio River Water, Cite Train Derailment

  • Northern Kentucky is following in the footsteps of Cincinnati as it closes its Ohio River water intakes ahead of possibly contaminated water from the East Palestine train derailment.
  • Northern Kentucky Water District announced Saturday that it is officially shutting off its Ohio River intakes as a “precautionary measure.” NKWD previously said on Feb. 10 that it intended to close down the water intakes as a precaution if chemicals from the train derailment continued downstream.
  • The decision also comes after Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) decided Friday to shut off its water intakes from the Ohio River and switch to reserves. GCWW said their decision came “out of an abundance of caution.”
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