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Hammond opens new retention basin

Hammond opens new retention basin

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.

September 17, 2014 2:27 pm Photos

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Study finds environmental injustice in Northwest Indiana

Study finds environmental injustice in Northwest Indiana

The Hoosier Environmental Council has found what it is calling environmental injustices in Northwest Indiana.

August 24, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Porter hospital failed to obtain county fuel tank permits

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.

June 28, 2014 10:45 pm

Hammond plant spends millions complying with emissions standards

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.

March 10, 2014 7:30 pm
Waterway improvement project underway

Waterway improvement project underway

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.

January 21, 2014 3:08 pm

Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway TMDL Update

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…

October 29, 2013 4:33 pm
Volunteers plant trees at Porter County park

Volunteers plant trees at Porter County park

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.

October 26, 2013 12:00 am
volunteers plant trees at Porter County park

volunteers plant trees at Porter County 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.

October 26, 2013 12:00 am
Volunteers plant trees at Porter County park

Volunteers plant trees at Porter County 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.

October 26, 2013 12:00 am

State finds no answers on Little Calumet fish kill

MUNSTER | What caused some 200 fish to die off suddenly in the Little Calumet River in late June may never be known.

July 12, 2013 6:45 pm

M'ville Stormwater Utility is acclaimed by state agency

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.

June 02, 2013 12:05 am

IDEM head questions accuracy of One Region environmental report

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.

February 10, 2013 5:30 pm
IDEM head says ozone suit against EPA could take years

IDEM head says ozone suit against EPA could take years

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.

February 07, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Crown Point library off-site parking lot site ordered secured by IDEM

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.

August 17, 2012 8:15 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's water is cleaner than it once was

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's water is cleaner than it once was

We want to make sure Northwest Indiana residents receive accurate information about Indiana’s efforts to address mercury and PCBs in our waterways. 

June 29, 2012 12:00 am

NWI should not be lumped in with Chicago environmental problems

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?

June 21, 2012 11:00 pm

Deerfield landfill at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor gains key final approval

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.

March 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Hammond Sanitary District faces fines, negotiating with EPA on sewage discharges

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.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am
Thomas Easterly

Thomas Easterly

Thomas Easterly is commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

April 21, 2011 12:00 am

Hobart to receive CLEAN designation at Wednesday's City Council meeting

HOBART | The city of Hobart will become an Indiana Department of Environmental Management CLEAN community at 6 p.m. today.

April 20, 2011 12:00 am
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