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Pollution

'Irondale' and 'Slag Valley?' Only on Chicago’s Southeast Side

CHICAGO | Environmental activists based on the Southeast Side went out of the way to present the ugly underside of their home communities caused by more than a century of industrial pollution.

October 04, 2014 12:00 am

Feds looking to make progress on old Gary landfill site cleanup

HAMMOND | Gary resident and property owner James Nowacki sees potential in the former Gary Development Landfill, but federal officials said the heavily polluted site needs to get cleaned up first.

September 22, 2014 6:10 pm

Ellspermann stands with Indiana coal

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is defending Indiana's coal industry and coal-fired power plants from proposed federal regulations aimed at reducing air pollution primarily caused by coal use.

July 24, 2014 5:30 pm
E.C. beaches among nation's most polluted

E.C. beaches among nation's most polluted

Two Northwest Indiana beaches ranked among the worst nationally in terms of water quality again.

July 14, 2014 6:34 pm

Report: Ind. tops nation in toxic releases to waterways

A report by Environment America released Thursday ranks Indiana number one in the nation for toxic releases into waterways.

June 19, 2014 2:35 pm
In odd twist, industry agrees to ban 'microbeads'

In odd twist, industry agrees to ban 'microbeads'

In this 2012 file photo provided by 5gyres.org, a sample of "microbeads" collected in eastern Lake Erie is shown on the face of a penny. Illinois environmentalists expecting a battle with business over a call for a ban on the tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products, found the ind…

June 18, 2014 3:33 pm
Students return to Roxana Marsh to see fruits of their labor

Students return to Roxana Marsh to see fruits of their labor

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago students returned Monday morning to Roxana Marsh to see the transformation of the property they helped revitalize two years ago.

June 09, 2014 2:03 pm Photos

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Griffith man receives federal probation in pollution case

HAMMOND | A Griffith man was sentenced Friday to two years on probation for discharging pollution through the Hammond Sanitary District's water treatment works without a permit.

May 17, 2014 12:05 am

Tight controls required for better air quality

The American Lung Association released a report ranking Northwest Indiana as the 16th most polluted area in the nation. The report looked at high ozone days and particle pollution.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
Feds tout Grand Calumet's environmental progress, economic potential

Feds tout Grand Calumet's environmental progress, economic potential

SCHERERVILLE | Stakeholders do not have to choose between the environment and the economy, a federal representative told Lake County leaders Friday.

May 09, 2014 8:03 pm Photos

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Valpo reduces diesel emissions from city vehicles

VALPARAISO | The city's air should be a little cleaner from now on thanks to a grant from the Federal Highway Administration's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.

March 11, 2014 2:00 pm

Lawmakers flip off-switch on state's energy savings program

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Energizing Indiana, the 2-year-old statewide energy-efficiency program that helps homeowners and businesses reduce their energy use, is in the hands of Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

March 10, 2014 7:34 pm

Griffith man pleads guilty to pollution discharge in Hammond Sanitary District waters

HAMMOND | A Griffith man has pleaded guilty to discharging pollution through the Hammond Sanitary District's water treatment works without a permit, the U.S. attorney announced Friday.

December 06, 2013 8:00 pm

EDITORIAL: NIPSCO project re-energizes power plants

NIPSCO is investing millions of dollars in pollution control equipment at its R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield and its Michigan City Generating Station. These projects will extend the life of these coal-fired plants while improving air quality.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart meeting set for Oct. 9 postponed

HOBART | The special joint meeting of several Hobart boards set for Oct. 9 at City Hall, 414 Main St. has been postponed.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am

Highland joins litigation over sewer rate dispute

HIGHLAND | Town officials are suing the Hammond Sanitary District to avoid having the community's sewer costs triple.

October 01, 2013 7:45 pm

High ozone forecast for Tuesday in region

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is warning of high ozone levels Tuesday that could cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory difficulties.

August 19, 2013 11:34 am

U.S. Steel to host meeting on hazardous waste management plan

U.S. Steel will conduct an open house next week on the storage and disposal of hazardous waste at the Gary Works site.

July 25, 2013 12:19 pm

EDITORIAL: Airport board must be well-grounded

Gary/Chicago International Airport's new board of directors will have a big mess to clean up, and not just the contaminated soil at the airport.

July 07, 2013 1:01 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Grand Calumet River getting grand cleanup

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Grand Calumet River getting grand cleanup

In the mid-1990s I was working for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Staff members there informed me they envisioned a long-term project to assess the environmental conditions of the Grand Calumet River from the state line to the Marquette Park lagoons and to restore the Gr…

April 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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