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April 14, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

April 6, 2017

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Tornado Reported In Daviess County After Wednesday Night Storms

Hail up to one inch in diameter and wind gusts to 45 MPH were also reported Wednesday night.

April 5, 2017

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SB 309 spawned protests all over the state, like this one in Fort Wayne, from renewable energy advocates.

As Both Sides Defend Solar, Divisive Net Metering Bill Advances

More than 1,000 Hoosiers participate in net metering, allowing anyone to receive a credit on their utility bill for sending excess energy back to the grid.

April 5, 2017

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East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

EPA Chief Pruitt To Visit East Chicago Superfund Site

Several lawmakers had invited EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to visit the site after President Donald Trump appointed him to the position.

April 4, 2017

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Fort Wayne residents protest SB 309 at Plymouth Congregational Church.

Solar Power Compensation Bill Passes House

The House passed SB 309 by a vote of 56-43, despite intense public opposition.

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