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Cleaning Up Indiana’s Waterways

Excess sediment will be removed from Griffy Lake in Bloomington this summer. A Lake and River Enhancement Program grant will fund the project.

Photo: Patrick Alexander (flickr)

Excess sediment has collected in Griffy Lake in Bloomington, in part due to development upstream of the lake. This week on Noon Edition, we'll talk with panelists about what is being done to clean up local waterways.

A recently released report from a national environmental group says Indiana’s coal-fired power plants release high quantities of mercury that can pollute rivers, lakes and streams.

Environmental groups and policy makers are working together to find ways to clean up this kind of pollution. This week on Noon Edition, we’ll talk about the state of Indiana’s waterways.

Join us Friday at 12 p.m for our conversation. You can visit this site to be part of our live chat, follow us on Twitter @NoonEdition, or join us on the air by calling in at 812-855-0811 or 1-877-285-WFIU.


Falon French - Water Policy Associate at Hoosier Environmental Council

Elizabeth Tompkins – Natural Resources Coordinator for the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department

Bruno Pigott - Assistant Commissioner of the  Office of Water Quality at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

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