The Biden administration is launching a strategy to regulate toxic "forever chemicals" used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams.
PORTAGE — U.S. Steel says elevated concentrations of iron were the cause of the discolored discharge Sunday into the Burns Waterway that close…
Opinion: Waiting to see whether a particular substance is proven to be harmful before it's regulated is no longer feasible, not when we are ingesting thousands of substances from multiple sources.
A company hired to help extinguish a fire that gutted a northern Illinois chemical plant this week used foam containing toxic compounds that have tainted surface waters and groundwater across the U.S., officials said.
Industrial facilities across Indiana in 2019 released or disposed of 123.33 million pounds of chemicals that could be harmful to people or the environment, the EPA found.
Members of the Lake County Council are suing the state of Indiana, claiming its vehicle emissions testing requirement that applies only to Lake and Porter counties is unconstitutional.
A federal watchdog says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other agencies missed "multiple opportunities" to safeguard residents from lead and arsenic contamination.
The Environmental Protection Agency has begun its first cleanup evaluation of the USS Lead Superfund site, a review typically done every five years so long as contaminants remain on site.
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A firm selected by the city administration to redevelop the former lead- and arsenic-contaminated West Calumet Housing Complex into a light industrial/logistics complex has started collecting soil samples there.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has competed cleanup of the Midco II Superfund Site near the Gary/Chicago International Airport, making way for the airport’s potential reuse of the site.
Four state agencies have signed a pact to protect monarch butterflies and other important pollinators whose numbers are dwindling.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to clean up a ditch near Cline Avenue that's long been contaminated.
Four years after beginning cleanup in earnest, the U.S. EPA is proposing taking hundreds of once-contaminated properties in East Chicago off its National Priorities List.
EPA’s proposal has critical public health consequences as lead-contaminated paint and dust lurks in older cities with large amounts of pre-1978 housing stock all across Northwest Indiana.
NWI Forum's Kay Nelson named to EPA's Great Lakes Advisory Board
Fifty percent of all illnesses are caused or aggravated by polluted air — even inside the house. According to the Environmental Protection Agency indoor environments are 2-5 times as polluted as the air outside.
The refinery became unprofitable and shut down in 1973, and suffered a major fire when naphtha erupted in an abandoned tank in 1980.
EPA estimated range: 204 miles
CROWN POINT — The city will receive a piece of the $910 million pie Indiana will dish out to support wastewater and drinking water projects ac…
ANDREW WHEELER, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency: "From 1970 to 2018, U.S. criteria air pollution fell 74 percent. ... Under your administration, emissions of all the criteria air pollutants continue to decline. For example, the lead and sulfur dioxide have dropped by double-digit percentages over the last two years. Today, we have the cleanest air on record." — remarks on July 8.
CHICAGO — The city of Chicago has temporarily halted the installation of water meters after tests showed elevated lead levels after work was done.
EAST CHICAGO — A Purdue scientist who has spent her entire career studying metal exposures is launching a pilot study focused on North Lake an…