Indiana

From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.
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From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.
Keep up with drinking water…

Great Lakes states and provinces have opened up their parks to overnight campers again now that COVID-19 closures have been lifted.
In March, national parks were closed in Canada, along with Ontario provincial parks. In the U.S., while parks remained o…

Keep up with energy-related developments in the Great Lakes area with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
In this edition: 713-mile Rover Pipeline at center of legal dispute between Ohio EPA and Ohio Supreme Court; Hi-Crush Inc., frac sand com…

By Beth Edwards, Indiana Environmental Reporter
Once known as the City of Mineral Water for the healing power of its spring-fed spas, Martinsville, Indiana, now faces the specter of health threats caused by the contamination of its water supply.
For th…

Michigan’s dam safety program has been under intense scrutiny since the epic failure in Midland in May displaced 10,000 people.
Multiple lawsuits have ensued between Michigan, dam owner Boyce Hydro and citizens impacted by the failure, with each claimi…

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Dunes National Park has started an information line to help visitors find an open beach with available parking amid severe shoreline erosion along Lake Michigan and the need for social distancing.
Beginning Saturday morning,…

Keep up with energy-related developments in the Great Lakes area with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
In this edition: Indiana residents are worried about insufficient measures being taken to address pollution during coal ash pond closure;…

Spring in the Great Lakes region brings blooming tulips, pollinating bees, biting sunfish and the threat of spreading invasive species.
As residents head outdoors to freshen backyard ponds and launch fishing boats, state and provincial resource manager…

PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.
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Great Lakes Now Contributor John Hartig shares his own memories of the first Earth Day and the changes he’s noticed in the nature around him since then.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drinking water fountains and taps at public and private schools in Indiana will be required to be tested for lead contamination by 2023 under a new state law.
The law requires schools’ drinking water equipment to be tested by …

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
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The eight Great Lakes states and Canada are approaching PFAS contamination in their own ways and setting their own standards.
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Anything that says “Flushable Wipes” is not flushable, commissioner says.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Environmental groups in Illinois and Indiana have filed a federal complaint in hopes of forcing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to complete a review that could designate lake sturgeon as a federally endangered species.
Lake sturgeon a…

Lake County, Indiana – Open House Presentation [.pdf] – CCO Meeting Presentation [.pdf] Press Release [.pdf] Wednesday, December 11, 2019 CCO Meeting 2-4 pm | Open House 5-7 pm Hammond Port Authority – Clipper Room 701 Casino Center Drive Hammond, Indiana 46320 Van Buren County, Michigan – Open House Presentation [.pdf] – CCO Meeting Presentation […]

Presentation for Lake Michigan Open House [.pdf] Porter County, Indiana – CCO Meeting Presentation [.pdf] Press Release [.pdf] Thursday, August 29, 2019 CCO meeting 2-4 pm | Open House 5-7 pm Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore | Training Room 1100 N. Mineral Springs Road Porter, Indiana 46304 LaPorte County, Indiana – CCO Meeting Presentation [.pdf] Press […]