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PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved the purchase of three parcels of land.
A local steelmaker has been recognized for an ongoing environmental initiative that has helped restore wetlands and control native species in Northwest Indiana.
Apparently it's OK to breathe again in Northwest Indiana. But don't make a habit of it.
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…
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.
U.S. Steel will conduct an open house next week on the storage and disposal of hazardous waste at the Gary Works site.
Gary is launching a plan to redevelop northside neighborhoods, including by tearing down a long-vacant downtown hotel.
Gary is planning a new redevelopment project aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the city.
HAMMOND | City officials and the town of Griffith are having a bureaucratic brawl that is completely in the sewer.
GARY | Worse-than-expected ground contamination must be cleaned up before the Gary/Chicago International Airport can complete its $166 million runway expansion, which will be delayed until late next year.
VALPARAISO | The future of water and, indeed, the future of life in Valparaiso and the rest of the planet is a combination of finding an adequate supply, conserving water to make the supply last and restoring the infrastructure needed to bring the water to homes and businesses.
VALPARAISO | The seemingly incessant rain last week provided the first test of Valparaiso's combined sewer overflow disinfection facility.
GARY | Federal, state and local officials are investigating an apparent oil leak into a major drainage ditch flowing through Calumet Township, Griffith, Highland and Munster.
Dominion Energy has agreed to pay a $3.4 million civil penalty and spend about $9.8 million on environmental mitigation projects to resolve Clean Air Act violations in three locations, including its former State Line Energy plant in Hammond.
Something needs to be done about all the "Air Quality Action Alerts" we had this summer. Despite all the alerts, I have yet to see any quality air around here.
VALPARAISO | Work on the expansion and naturalization of Valparaiso's Thorgren basin along Roosevelt Road could begin in September after bids were opened for the project.
VALPARAISO | It was the kind of science a bunch of fifth-graders really could appreciate: poking around in creek water for snails, worms and creepy-crawly things.
VALPARAISO | Having five homes register higher copper levels in the water than is allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not mean Valparaiso's water is unsafe.
VALPARAISO | The first of what could be several projects to replace the storm sewer in Windsor Park subdivision was approved Tuesday by Valparaiso's Utilities Board.
VALPARAISO | Recent tests of water from faucets in older homes turned up five cases of excess copper, a Water Department official said Tuesday.
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