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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburbs are becoming greener

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburbs are becoming greener

The south suburbs will become a little greener this year thanks to an effort by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and its partners to plan, promote, and construct green infrastructure throughout the region.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

Combined sewer overflows are being identified as a potential source of sewage in the Little Calumet River. That shouldn't come as a big surprise.

June 20, 2014 5:45 pm

Hobart Sanitary Board eyes sewer work

HOBART | Plans are going forward toward adding a sewer line and regional lift station to the final phase of the 61st Avenue improvement project, City Engineer Phil Gralik said.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart will address sewers at Oct. 9 meeting at City Hall

HOBART | There will be a special joint meeting of several Hobart boards at 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at City Hall, 414 Main St.

September 22, 2013 12:05 am

Cargill plant giving off rotten egg smell

Strong odors have been wafting from the Cargill plant in Hammond as the result of an issue with the facility's wastewater treatment plant.

July 14, 2013 12:30 am

Van Til: Illiana Expressway could improve south county drainage

CROWN POINT | The proposed south county Illiana Expressway could carry a benefit beyond an expected relief valve for heavy region traffic, Lake County's surveyor said Tuesday.

May 21, 2013 5:30 pm
Friendly flushing: Water-efficient toilets help make sustainable homes

Friendly flushing: Water-efficient toilets help make sustainable homes

Commode, can, the Oval Office, and the Super Bowl. Throne, pot, loo, John. The royal flush.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am
Lake Station's new water plant will filter out problems

Lake Station's new water plant will filter out problems

Indiana recently approved an $11 million Indiana Drinking Water State Revolving Fund low-interest loan to Lake Station in 2013 to improve the city's aging water distribution system, including the addition of the new 2 million-gallon-per-day drinking water treatment plant, which the City Coun…

December 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Public hearing planned for revised BP refinery permits

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is hosting a public hearing Thursday on draft permits for BP Products North America Inc.'s Whiting Refinery.

November 13, 2012 10:00 am
Hobart marks start of Ash Street drainage project

Hobart marks start of Ash Street drainage project

HOBART | Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday to mark the start of the Ash Street drainage improvement project.

September 18, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Protect waterways from combined sewer overflows

Last fall, Washington, D.C. kicked off its largest public works project in more than 40 years, and we are envious. The project cuts 16 miles of underground tunnels to prevent overflow sewage and stormwater from running into the Potomac River. They understand the river is not a cesspool, but …

January 09, 2012 12:00 am

Public hearing Dec. 15 on BP's mercury discharge plan

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.

December 02, 2011 2:00 pm
Community continues to eye refinery permits

Community continues to eye refinery permits

WHITING | Environmentalists, community members and regulators have a message for BP: We'll be watching.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Wastewater testing to be released Tuesday for refinery discharges

HAMMOND | Scientists at Purdue University Calumet and the Argonne National Laboratory will present findings of a multiyear study Tuesday on the most effective technologies to remove heavy metals from wastewater discharges into Lake Michigan.

May 07, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: IDEM marks 25 years of protecting Hoosiers

GUEST COMMENTARY: IDEM marks 25 years of protecting Hoosiers

This year as we observe the 42nd Earth Day, another milestone occurs as we celebrate the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's 25th anniversary. Much has happened in the years since IDEM was created in 1986.

April 21, 2011 12:00 am
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