Clean Water Act
Even as Chicago and Illinois talk about their legacy costs, meaning overly generous public pensions, Gary and Calumet Township are dealing with their own legacy of past poor decisions.
The process of dredging the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal has begun, and it's going to be a lengthy process.
WHITING | The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued its final ruling on a permit application for BP's Whiting Refinery, requiring the company to cut its mercury releases into Lake Michigan by more than half.
One of the main storm drains on my block is at the end of my driveway. Wednesday morning as I stood out in the extreme downpour, clearing branches and debris out of this drain to allow the water to clear, I was reminded of a conversation with a region resident complaining about their stormwater fee.
SOUTH HAVEN | South Haven Water Works Inc. has agreed to pay $254,250 to settle violations of its consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency, federal court records state.
The cleanup of an oil sheen that appeared Thursday on the Cady Marsh Ditch is expected to be complete by midweek, according to a representative for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Investigators believe they are honing in on a potential cause of an oil sheen on the Cady Marsh Ditch.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is hosting a public hearing Thursday on draft permits for BP Products North America Inc.'s Whiting Refinery.
HAMMOND | A federal jury is deciding whether the actions of a former contract operator of the Gary wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees were attempts to "cheat" to save money or honest efforts to follow the law.
HAMMOND | The attorney-laden trial of the former contract operator of the Gary Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees opened Tuesday with a question of intentions.
HAMMOND | The former contract operator of the Gary Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees are on trial this week facing allegations they violated the Clean Water Act.
HAMMOND | The former superintendent of Michigan City's wastewater treatment plant narrowly avoided a prison sentence Wednesday after violating the Clean Water Act for almost a decade.
Editor's note: This is the first in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.
HAMMOND | The former operator of a region wastewater treatment plant will plead guilty to making false statements and tampering with monitoring methods, a plea agreement filed Monday in Hammond federal court shows.
The Great Lakes shipping industry says it is pleased with a New York state environmental agency's decision to delay rules requiring vessel operators to meet the "most stringent" ballast water treatment in North America.
EAST CHICAGO | A handful of environmentalists said Thursday they were pleased that BP would be required under a permit modification to evaluate new research technologies that could help the company reduce the amount of mercury its Whiting Refinery discharges in treated wastewater.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is hosting a Dec. 15 public hearing on the draft proposal it approved for the BP Whiting Refinery to deviate from current rules on how much mercury can be in its wastewater discharge.
HAMMOND | The former district manager of the Hammond Sanitary District was among those indicted Thursday with conspiracy and felony violations to the Clean Water Act related to Tierra Environmental, an East Chicago company.
HAMMOND | The former contract operator of the Gary Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees are scheduled to fight to have an indictment alleging environmental crimes dismissed this morning.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is telling Illinois to improve water quality standards for portions of the Little Calumet River and other waterways for the health and safety of recreational users.
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