Downstairs, we have an early warning detection system. It’s really cool because it’s so simple. We have water from the river constantly being pulled into the building, and it passes through a tank full of 14 Asiatic clams. The clams generally hang out open as they filter the water, but if there’s something in the water they don’t like, they’ll close up. Each clam is attached to an electrode, and if they close, it sends a signal to the EPA that something’s wrong with the water.
We’re always spreading the message to keep the river clean because it’s so important to us. Cincinnati is here because of the river. We drink the river. It’s such a great resource. We want people to take some pride in it.
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