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The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced a settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Atlantic Richfield and E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. for the $26 million cleanup of lead and arsenic contamination i…

September 04, 2014 6:47 pm
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The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced a settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Atlantic Richfield and E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. for the $26 million cleanup of lead and arsenic contamination i…

September 04, 2014 6:47 pm
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Crossing guard Maria Maldonado of East Chicago waits for children from Carrie Gosch Elementary School in an area contaminated by lead and arsenic. The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced a settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of…

September 04, 2014 6:47 pm
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The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced a settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Atlantic Richfield and E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. for the $26 million cleanup of lead and arsenic contamination i…

September 04, 2014 6:47 pm

Hebron fluoride info incorrect

A story in some editions Wednesday contained an error. Fluoride in Hebron was removed from the water supply because the town was unable to get sodium fluoride from Japan because of an apparent shortage.

August 27, 2014 12:54 pm

NWI not likely to have toxic algae problem

With the threat from a toxic algae bloom that affected the tap water for about 400,000 residents of Michigan and Ohio apparently ended, a spokesman for Indiana American Water said the chances for a similar problem in Northwest Indiana were small.

August 04, 2014 7:00 pm
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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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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Whiting oil spill declared cleaned up

WHITING | The BP Whiting oil spill of March 24 has been declared cleaned up.

April 04, 2014 5:27 pm
Mayor hints at big announcement, outlines progress

Mayor hints at big announcement, outlines progress

GARY | The White House plans to announce an unprecedented level of federal support for the city of Gary later this week, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said.

January 13, 2014 2:20 pm Photos

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Steelmakers fighting to keep dominant grip on automotive market

Steelmakers fighting to keep dominant grip on automotive market

Steelmakers are designing new lightweight car parts so that car makers won't come up with designs that involve aluminum.

December 22, 2013 12:13 am Photos

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New initiative seeks Lake County neighborhood revitalization

New initiative seeks Lake County neighborhood revitalization

MERRILLVILLE | Building better neighborhoods throughout Lake County by investing in community development is the mission of Neighborhood Spotlight, a new partnership initiative unveiled Friday at a news conference hosted by the Legacy Foundation.

December 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Hegewisch plant making a more fuel-efficient version of police cruiser

Hegewisch plant making a more fuel-efficient version of police cruiser

Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch is making a new fuel-efficient version of its popular Police Interceptor sedan for officers who are not likely to get into high-speed chases.

December 14, 2013 11:30 pm

Portage commission purchases three parcels of land

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved the purchase of three parcels of land.

November 22, 2013 5:30 pm

ArcelorMittal recognized for environmental efforts

A local steelmaker has been recognized for an ongoing environmental initiative that has helped restore wetlands and control native species in Northwest Indiana.

November 12, 2013 12:00 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Report is like a (cough) breath of fresh air

PHIL WIELAND: Report is like a (cough) breath of fresh air

Apparently it's OK to breathe again in Northwest Indiana. But don't make a habit of it.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

GARY | Pollution at the Gary/Chicago International Airport will end up in a landfill in Newton County, after a massive undertaking that will require a fleet of trucks to make three round trips a day. Sixty trucks soon will haul off the worse-than-anticipated ground pollution that has delaye…

August 12, 2013 11:55 am Photos

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Asbestos still hasn't checked out of Gary's vacant Sheraton Hotel

GARY | Once an emblem of Gary's economic prowess, the 14-story tower at Fifth Avenue and Broadway now symbolizes a past city leaders would just as soon forget.

August 03, 2013 9:20 pm

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
Gary to revitalize north side neighborhoods

Gary to revitalize north side neighborhoods

Gary is launching a plan to redevelop northside neighborhoods, including by tearing down a long-vacant downtown hotel.

July 20, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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