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IDEM OKs BP wastewater permit requiring major mercury reductions

WHITING | The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued its final ruling on a permit application for BP's Whiting Refinery, requiring the company to cut its mercury releases into Lake Michigan by more than half.

September 25, 2013 1:00 pm
Sail with man's best friend on canine cruise

Sail with man's best friend on canine cruise

Dog lovers looking for ways to keep their furry friends entertained have a few more weeks to embark on a sailing adventure on Chicago's Lake Michigan.

September 06, 2013 12:00 am

New sculptures to adorn Valpo's art walk soon

VALPARAISO | The city and the Midwest Sculpture Initiative are teaming again to provide art lovers with a fresh batch of sculptures for the city's art walk.

March 24, 2013 7:00 pm

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
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

Senate vote could kill EPA plan to reduce mercury from coal-fired power plants

A proposal by a Republican senator from Oklahoma could overturn U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to tighten mercury pollution standards for coal-fired power plants.

June 06, 2012 4:00 pm

IDEM approves BP wastewater permit

WHITING | BP's request for a variance in the amount of mercury the Whiting Refinery can discharge in its wastewater has been approved by the state.

February 24, 2012 6:00 pm

BP must assess latest pollution-control technologies

EAST CHICAGO | A handful of environmentalists said Thursday they were pleased that BP would be required under a permit modification to evaluate new research technologies that could help the company reduce the amount of mercury its Whiting Refinery discharges in treated wastewater.

December 15, 2011 8:30 pm

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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Having a hot time at the old fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Life on Planet Mercury, also known as the Porter County Fair, was pretty sparse for the scheduled 4 p.m. opening Thursday. Either that or visitors were spontaneously combusting on the walk from the parking lot to the entrance gate.

July 23, 2011 12:00 am
Crews tackle mercury spill in Hammond alley

Crews tackle mercury spill in Hammond alley

HAMMOND | Local officials are unsure of how long hazardous mercury could have been left in patches along an alley in North Hammond.

March 29, 2011 8:45 pm Photos

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Dabbling in art

Dabbling in art

The Terrence Karpowicz sculpture "Mercury" sits near the Valparaiso roundabout at Lincolnway and Sturdy Road. The sculpture was rented from the artist for $2,000.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am
Dabbling in art

Dabbling in art

"Mercury," a sculpture by Terrence Karpowicz, sits near the Valparaiso roundabout at Lincolnway and Sturdy Road.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am
VALPOART - Valparaiso Sculpture "Mercury"

VALPOART - Valparaiso Sculpture "Mercury"

Valparaiso - The Terrence Karpowicz sculpture "Mercury" sits near the Valparaiso roundabout at Lincolnway Avenue and Sturdy Road Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. The sculpture was rented from the artist for $2,000.

January 06, 2011 12:50 pm

High levels of mercury in fish, streams

About one in eight fish samples tested statewide had mercury that exceeded the recommended safety limit for human consumption, according to a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey in partnership with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

November 16, 2010 6:15 pm
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