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September 23, 2016

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Previously-installed solar panels on Michael Mullett's home have generated almost 20 megawatt hours and 13.3 tons of carbon offset.

Solar Panel Installation Begins In Columbus

Aside from the 5 installations happening this month, an additional 11 people signed letters of intent to show their interest in purchasing solar panels.

September 21, 2016

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Keesha Daniels hasn't found a new apartment yet, but she's already taken the decorations off the walls of her West Calumet home.

E. Chicago Residents Want More Time Moving From Lead-Tainted Homes

When the EPA reported high levels of lead and arsenic contamination in the soil, East Chicago officials decided to demolish the West Calumet housing complex.

September 19, 2016

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

East Chicago Residents Sue Local Officials Amid Lead Crisis

Many residents say they’re having trouble finding new housing after their housing complex was ordered demolished due to lead contamination.

September 19, 2016

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Indiana State Police Find Alligator Abandoned Along I-65

Police say the animal either fell or was thrown from a moving vehicle. The alligator died before animal control workers arrived.

September 19, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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