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Water quality in the region has improved greatly over the years and more work to continue the momentum is in the works.
HAMMOND | The owners of a Hammond aluminum plant said they have spent more than $11.6 million making various changes at their facility as they meet the requirements of a consent order related to emissions from the facility.
HAMMOND | Stakeholders gathered Friday at Purdue University Calumet for a seminar on the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern, touting successes on what was once deemed "the filthiest stream in the world."
HAMMOND | Millions of pounds of contaminated sediment have been removed from the Grand Calumet River, and new projects to clean up the historically polluted waterway may be in the works.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management are joining forces for the 2013 Indiana Environmental Management Conference Oct. 15 and 16.
A crew with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spent Monday sweeping over Mount Baldy with ground penetrating radar looking for any anomalies after a sinkhole swallowed a 6-year-old boy a month ago.
A federal report on an oil sheen that appeared on the Cady Marsh Ditch in April revealed a local excavating company voluntarily cleaned up the potential source, but lab results later showed the business might not be to blame.
Findings are pending on sources of substances found floating on two local waterways. State and federal agencies cite ongoing lab analysis and reduced resources due to federal sequestration as reasons for the delays.
HAMMOND | An $800,000 grant from the U.S. EPA to establish a $1 million revolving loan fund will help give abandoned, contaminated properties in Hammond, East Chicago and Gary new life, officials said Wednesday.
The cleanup of an oil sheen on the Cady Marsh Ditch is complete and the investigation into the responsible party should wrap up by week's end, a representative for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.
The cleanup of an oil sheen that appeared Thursday on the Cady Marsh Ditch is expected to be complete by midweek, according to a representative for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Investigators believe they are honing in on a potential cause of an oil sheen on the Cady Marsh Ditch.
ArcelorMittal USA on Tuesday was named a Energy Star Partner of the Year for sustained excellence by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
GARY | U.S. Steel and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are conducting an open house Thursday afternoon on hazardous waste storage and disposal at the Gary Works site.
THE PINES | A study of radiation levels in The Pines requested by concerned citizens and area environmental activists will come sometime early this year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
HAMMOND | A federal jury is deciding whether the actions of a former contract operator of the Gary wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees were attempts to "cheat" to save money or honest efforts to follow the law.
Those who say, "It must be something in the water" might be right. The water has plenty of stuff in it, including fluoride, and once again this week a Valpo resident asked the city to stop fluoridation.
GARY | The city on Tuesday pledged support to the Center for Biological Diversity's national Clean Air Cities campaign, urging federal officials to take action on global warming.
CHICAGO | The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is responding to Indiana's lawsuit against the agency seeking to remove Lake and Porter counties from the Chicago regional ozone monitoring network.
EAST CHICAGO | A region environmental official stood Monday before a host of local and federal leaders, admitting to a previous lack of faith in a local river cleanup project.
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