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September 19, 2016

 

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, along 15 miles of Lake Michigan.

BP Dumps More Pollutants Than Allowed Into Lake Michigan

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management could fine BP up to $25,000 for each violation.

September 16, 2016

 

Lake Monroe

New Lake Monroe Master Plan Criticized For What’s Not Included

The Lake Monroe Master Plan provides an overview for how the lake should be managed. The document hadn't been updated in about 50 years.

September 9, 2016

 

A sign warns East Chicago residents not to play in lead-contaminated dirt.

East Chicago Residents Want More Info From Common Council

Some local residents were disappointed the issue was not addressed at a meeting of the city’s governing body Thursday.

September 9, 2016

 

Lead concentration results in Indianapolis.

EPA Readies For Lead Abatement In Indy Neighborhood

The EPA says it will begin removing lead-tainted soil later this month from as many as 100 homes around the site of an old industrial smelter.

September 9, 2016

 

EPA flags in East Chicago

East Chicago Residents Scramble For Info After Lead Found In Soil

The Environmental Protection Agency found dangerous levels of lead and arsenic in the soil in the Calumet neighborhood of East Chicago.

September 8, 2016

 

The Bicentennial torch will pass through nine state parks, including Pokagon State Park pictured here.

Get Free Admission To State Parks During Bicentennial Torch Relay

The torch is part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Indiana statehood. The Indiana State Parks system is also celebrating its 100th birthday.

September 8, 2016

 

Faucet

EPA Adds Superfund Site In Indy Due To Contaminated Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced 10 new Superfund sites Wednesday, including one in Indianapolis.

September 8, 2016

 

Wind turbines in Lafayette.

Indiana’s Wind Industry Still Growing Despite Challenges

In 2007, Indiana had no large wind turbines. By 2009, the state’s more than 600 turbines produced enough energy to power nearly 400,000 homes.

September 5, 2016

 

Garlic Mustard

Purdue: ‘Biological Pollution’ Threat To Developing Countries

The study found that countries with fragile economies, like Niger, Chad and Mongolia, are especially vulnerable to invasive species.

September 2, 2016

 

Indianapolis and the White River

EPA To Brief Indy Residents On Lead Cleanup Project

EPA plans to begin removing in late September about two feet of lead-contaminated soil from residential yards in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.

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