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December 11, 2017

 

Some 1,000 residents of the West Calumet housing complex had to relocate.

East Chicago Superfund Site On List For Accelerated Cleanup

Lead-contaminated neighborhoods in a northwestern Indiana city have been placed on a national priority list for accelerated cleanup work.

October 11, 2017

 

Naomi Caseras, an eighth grader at East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy, was one of the students whose samples were tested. Hers came back negative.

East Chicago School Children Take Lead Testing Into Own Hands

The NAACP hopes to replicate the program on a national scale.

October 9, 2017

 

The A.B. Brown Generating Station is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by Vectren near Mount Vernon, Indiana.

EPA Moves To Repeal Clean Power Plan

Industry groups cheered the move, while environmental groups continue to decry the Trump Administration's rollback of Obama-era climate regulations.

September 17, 2017

 

City officials want to demolish West Calumet Housing Complex, which is contaminated with high levels of lead and arsenic, this spring. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

HUD Awards $4 Million Grant For East Chicago Lead Cleanup

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding East Chicago a $4 million grant to help with lead cleanup efforts.

September 11, 2017

 

A glyphosate-resistant weed stands over over a patch of soybeans on Don Lamb's farm. Weeds like this are one reason some farmers turned to dicamba-tolerant soybeans this year.

Dicamba Poses Tough Questions, Few Answers For Farmers, Regulators

Over a hundred dicamba-related complaints have been filed in Indiana so far this year.

June 26, 2017

 

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Feds To Host Public Meeting On Lead Contamination Monday

Federal housing officials will hold a public hearing Monday night on plans to tear down a lead-contaminated public housing complex in East Chicago.

June 15, 2017

 

Two water towers above the GM plant in Bedford.

Environmental Cleanup At Bedford GM Shifts To Plant Site

Cleanup of the area around the plant has been going on for more than a decade. The focus now is on the actual plant site.

May 31, 2017

 

B-Line

Bloomington Granted National Funds For Redevelopment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program awarded Bloomington $300,000 to continue redevelopment of the B-Line Trail Corridor.

May 5, 2017

 

lake Michigan

Documents Show US Steel Leaked More Than 580 Times Allowable Limit

The chemical spill forced a temporary closure of several beaches and Indiana American Water's intake in Ogden Dunes.

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.

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