Indiana Department Of Environmental Management
The chairman of Lake County's solid waste board credits a typically unheralded employee in the agency's ranks with good marks recently bestowed on the district by a state environmental inspector.
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.
LOWELL | State environmental officials are inviting the public to comment on how the proposed Singleton Stone quarry could affect local air quality.
Hobart got its first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas, thanks to a series of grants. This is a smart switch.
A truck leaves a trail of dust as it dumps material on Tuesday at the J-Pit in Gary.
The Hoosier Environmental Council refers to the J-Pit in Gary as a "twisted tale of a hole in the ground."
A truck dumps material at the J-Pit in Gary.
GARY | The Hoosier Environmental Council calls it "the twisted tale of a hole in the ground."
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.
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.
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.
EAST CHICAGO | A Tuesday seminar brought public officials, project managers and local activists up to date on work to rehabilitate waterways in the city.
Environmental agencies in Indiana and Illinois are warning of poor air quality due to high ozone levels expected throughout the region Monday.
An Air Quality Action Day has been forecast by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for Northwest Indiana for Sunday and Monday.
EAST CHICAGO | The WG Jackson Great Lakes research vessel stopped in East Chicago Thursday as part of its 33-stop summer tour.
It’s a tale of two meters and who is responsible for notifying the Indiana Department of Environmental Management about sewer overflow problems.
Workers from NIES Engineering and Grimmer Construction work on the hairline crack found in a sanitary sewer main.
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…
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.
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.
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