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Health concerns at center of EC lead, arsenic cleanup

Health concerns at center of EC lead, arsenic cleanup

EAST CHICAGO | Removing the risk to human health caused by more than a century of lead and arsenic contamination in soil in one East Chicago neighborhood is the top priority of a $26 million settlement reached this week, officials said.

September 04, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Proposed quarry pollution concerns will be aired

LOWELL | State environmental officials are inviting the public to comment on how the proposed Singleton Stone quarry could affect local air quality.

September 02, 2014 5:34 pm
EDITORIAL: CNG isn't garbage fuel for trucks

EDITORIAL: CNG isn't garbage fuel for trucks

Hobart got its first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas, thanks to a series of grants. This is a smart switch.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
Group calls J-Pit a five-decade legacy of broken promises

Group calls J-Pit a five-decade legacy of broken promises

A truck leaves a trail of dust as it dumps material on Tuesday at the J-Pit in Gary.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
Group calls J-Pit a five-decade legacy of broken promises

Group calls J-Pit a five-decade legacy of broken promises

The Hoosier Environmental Council refers to the J-Pit in Gary as a "twisted tale of a hole in the ground."

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
Group calls J-Pit a five-decade legacy of broken promises

Group calls J-Pit a five-decade legacy of broken promises

A truck dumps material at the J-Pit in Gary.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
Group calls J-Pit a legacy of broken promises

Group calls J-Pit a legacy of broken promises

GARY | The Hoosier Environmental Council calls it "the twisted tale of a hole in the ground."

August 24, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Group calls J-Pit a five decade legacy of broken promises

Group calls J-Pit a five decade legacy of broken promises

Gary residents Dolly Blee, left, and John Rhyne live near the J-Pit in Gary. They worry about possible toxic material from the pit affecting their health.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related

Filtration system to be replaced in Crown Point sewer works overhaul

CROWN POINT | An aging filtration system in the wastewater treatment plant will be replaced as part of a long-term plan for correcting the overflow of storm water into the city sanitary sewer system.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Forum updates progress in waterway rehabilitation

EAST CHICAGO | A Tuesday seminar brought public officials, project managers and local activists up to date on work to rehabilitate waterways in the city.

July 29, 2014 6:30 pm

Air Quality Action Day declared throughout region

Environmental agencies in Indiana and Illinois are warning of poor air quality due to high ozone levels expected throughout the region Monday.

July 21, 2014 6:51 am

Air Action Day warning issued for Sunday

An Air Quality Action Day has been forecast by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for Northwest Indiana for Sunday and Monday.

July 19, 2014 10:45 pm
Research vessel stops at EC Marina

Research vessel stops at EC Marina

EAST CHICAGO | The WG Jackson Great Lakes research vessel stopped in East Chicago Thursday as part of its 33-stop summer tour.

June 19, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Combined sewer systems suspect in Little Cal leakage

It’s a tale of two meters and who is responsible for notifying the Indiana Department of Environmental Management about sewer overflow problems.

June 04, 2014 7:45 pm
Crack found in sewer line near Little Cal levee

Crack found in sewer line near Little Cal levee

Workers from NIES Engineering and Grimmer Construction work on the hairline crack found in a sanitary sewer main.

June 04, 2014 12:00 am
Crack found in sewer line near Little Cal levee

Crack found in sewer line near Little Cal levee

A hairline crack has been detected in an 18-inch sanitary force main that runs either side of the levee along the Little Calumet River at Kennedy Avenue. It was discovered after a sinkhole smaller than a dinner plate was discovered near the pumping station. Highland public works crews are wo…

June 03, 2014 2:06 pm

IDEM award a real tree(t) for Valpo

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso has a shady reputation, but in a good way, and it recently received recognition from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for its use of trees in helping to control stormwater.

May 20, 2014 5:00 pm
Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

PORTAGE | Save the Dunes and Enbridge Energy Partners LP partnered this week to train emergency responders in caring for wildlife in the case of an oil spill from an underground pipeline.

April 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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IDEM chief: Obama climate change plan bad for Hoosiers

IDEM chief: Obama climate change plan bad for Hoosiers

HAMMOND | Indiana's top environmental official on Friday said the president's plan to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants is bad for Hoosier residents and businesses.

April 25, 2014 2:30 pm
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