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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.

August 26, 2016

 

 Southeastern Indiana’s Clark County had some of the highest levels of air pollution for both ozone and particulate matter in the state.

New Study: Pollution Causes 189 Excess Deaths Per Year

Indianapolis saw the highest incidence of excess mortality, with 86 excess deaths, even though it doesn’t have the poorest relative air quality in the state.

August 26, 2016

 

the Duke Energy coal gasification plant in Edwardsport

State Regulators Approve Duke Energy Edwardsport Settlement

This settlement builds on a previous agreement from 2012 that required Edwardsport’s shareholders to pay the full construction and start-up costs.

August 26, 2016

 

A tornado touched down near Imperial Drive in Kokomo, causing damage to trees and property nearby.

Unique Weather Systems Produce Strong Storms, Tornadoes

The National Weather Service confirms at least eight tornadoes hit Indiana Wednesday.

August 25, 2016

 

The American Red Cross setup a shelter at the Kokomo Event and Conference Center for those displaced.

Displaced Kokomo Residents Spend Night In Shelter

While the number of injuries is minimal, the damage to homes and businesses is extensive.

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