Purdue University officials are studying underwater creatures and modeling synthetic adhesives after naturally-occurring adhesives.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says the state is working on finding funding for water filters in East Chicago homes dealing with lead contamination.
The levels of disinfection by-products are still within the allowable limit at the start of 2017.
In addition to aid for a lead contaminated neighborhood, East Chicago city officials seek guidance from the state to address lead found in drinking water.
Lawmakers in the House environmental affairs committee unanimously approved the bill.
City officials report that disinfectant byproduct numbers continue to fall.
The city has been addressing an elevated level of Disinfectant By-Products with a multi-faceted approach.
August numbers are lower than they were around this time last year.
Some residents are fighting a proposed egg farm that could have up to two million hens in rural southwestern Indiana.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management could fine BP up to $25,000 for each violation.