HAMMOND | The monthly storm-sewer fee may be taken off the water bill for residents and businesses and moved to the tax bill — witCharge might move from water bill to tax billh a big increase — if the Hammond City Council approves an ordinance later this month.
HAMMOND | The city's new 33 million gallon retention basin for the Grand Calumet River is supposed to significantly reduce the amount of combined sewer overflows.
The Hoosier Environmental Council has found what it is calling environmental injustices in Northwest Indiana.
VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital did not secure the necessary county permits before installing two underground diesel fuel tanks at the site of its new facility at Ind. 49 and U.S. 6.
HAMMOND | The owners of a Hammond aluminum plant said they have spent more than $11.6 million making various changes at their facility as they meet the requirements of a consent order related to emissions from the facility.
HOBART | The weather and driving conditions might have been the major concern for residents Tuesday, but water quality issues in Northwest Indiana also received attention.
IDEM has posted the 2nd quarter of water chemistry data to the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway TMDL webpage. The fisheries assessment data is anticipated to be available in the next month. Macroinvertebrate data will be available sometime this coming Spring. The 2nd quarter of water qualit…
Amanda Kulpa, from Valparaiso, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, scoops up some compost to put in with the newly planted tree Friday morning at Sunset Hill Park.
Nine-year-old Joy Luther, of Valparaiso, helps pack down the dirt in one of the newly planted trees Friday morning at Sunset Hill Park.
Volunteers with the Partners for Clean Air group help shovel dirt on one of the many newly planted trees Friday morning at Sunset Hill Park.
MUNSTER | What caused some 200 fish to die off suddenly in the Little Calumet River in late June may never be known.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Stormwater Utility was recognized by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management at last week's municipal separate storm sewer system annual meeting in Indianapolis.
PORTAGE | Indiana's chief environmental official is bashing a chapter in a locally produced report on the region's environmental quality and progress, questioning its methodology and accuracy.
PORTAGE | Indiana's lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over Lake and Porter counties not meeting Clean Air Act rules for ozone could take years to resolve, the head of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management said Thursday.
CROWN POINT | Library officials have been told to secure the site of a proposed off-site parking lot where two vacant buildings had been scheduled for demolition.
We want to make sure Northwest Indiana residents receive accurate information about Indiana’s efforts to address mercury and PCBs in our waterways.
When did NWI get moved to Illinois? How is it that the government can lump us with Illinois when clearly my driver’s license, my address and my voter registration card all say Indiana?
ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor moved a step closer to starting construction of a large restricted waste landfill on its property, gaining approval from the town to continue.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Sanitary District likely will have to increase sewage rates to pay for $63 million of construction to stop sewage from being discharged into the Little Calumet and Grand Calumet rivers.
Thomas Easterly is commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
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