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April 24, 2017

 

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the number of hunters using high-powered rifles to harvest deer increased by about 92 percent last year.

DNR Finds Increased Use Of Rifles In Indiana Deer Harvest In 2016

The DNR attributes the 92 percent increase to a law passed in 2016 that allows hunters to use high-powered rifles on private property.

April 20, 2017

 

Parts of East Chicago, Indiana have high levels of lead-contaminated soil

Governor Signs Bill Making East Chicago ‘Area Of Special Concern’

House Bill 1344 designates East Chicago as "an area of special concern," and allocates resources for water and soil testing in the city.

April 20, 2017

 

utility meter

Gas Storage Field Leak Capped In Greene County

Citizens Energy Group said escaping gas had prompted the evacuation of seven nearby homes and the closure of a state highway.

April 19, 2017

 

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt address a crowd during his visit to East Chicago, Indiana, with state and local officials including Gov. Eric Holcomb and U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly.

EPA Administrator Visits East Chicago, NAACP Demands More Help

The NAACP and East Chicago residents are calling on the EPA for more resources as Administrator Scott Pruitt visits the lead-contaminated neighborhood.

April 14, 2017

 

Indiana coast of Lake Michigan

EPA: No Significant Chemical Discharge From US Steel Spill

The EPA sampling results showed no significant trace of the chemical in the lake or Burns Waterway after the Tuesday spill at U.S. Steel's Portage plant.

April 14, 2017

 

lakeshore dunes

More Lake Michigan Test Results Coming After Chemical Spill

Tuesday's U.S. Steel spill, caused by a pipe failure, allowed wastewater containing hexavalent chromium to enter a tributary 100 yards from Lake Michigan.

April 12, 2017

 

Indiana coast of Lake Michigan

US Steel Spill Closes 3 Indiana Beaches, Leaks Chemicals

The U.S. Steel plant in Portage, Indiana reported wastewater containing hexavalent chromium had spilled into a waterway within 100 yards of Lake Michigan.

April 10, 2017

 

A solar array at Wible Lumber in northeast Indiana.

Net Metering Bill Moves To Governor’s Desk For Final Approval

Solar power advocates say they'll ask Gov. Eric Holcomb to veto the bill.

April 7, 2017

 

In late March, the East Chicago Housing Authority assigned remaining West Calumet residents to temporary public housing units elsewhere in the city.

Relocation Drags On At Contaminated East Chicago Housing Complex

Fifty-six families still live in the lead-tainted public housing complex, with 19 waiting to appeal their temporary relocation assignments.

April 7, 2017

 

Columbus Bald Eagle Nest

Fifth Bald Eagle Nest Identified Near Columbus

There are now five bald eagle nests in Bartholomew County. Their numbers are increasing across the state while moving closer to urban areas.

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