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  • Indiana groups celebrate victory for waterways near Bear Run Coal Mine
    September 25 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS – The State of Indiana has failed to comply…
  • Victory! Indiana Adopts New Water Quality Standards
    April 16 2012
    Victory! Thanks in part to advocacy from Hoosiers, Indiana just…
  • Bear Run Mine Could Be Putting Hoosiers At Risk
    January 12 2012
    Act: Tell IDEM to Properly Watchdog the Bear Run Coal Mine …
  • The Blue River Project
    December 29 2011
    The Blue River of southern Indiana rumbles and tumbles swiftly…
  • West Fork of the White River - A River Under Seige
    December 29 2011
    Act: Ask the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for…
  • Coal Plant Pollution in Turtle Creek Reservoir
    October 7 2011
    Joe Trotter says that these days, the fishing is dead…

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South Bend Tribune: Since 2013, lead levels found too high in 38 Indiana water systems
Posted Apr 11, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — The water system for a western Indiana high school is among nearly 40 in the state that have exceeded federally allowable lead levels at least once since the start of 2013, an analysis shows.The heightened lead levels in the water systems for North Vermillion High School and Baugo Community Schools, in the northern Indiana city of Elkhart, are particularly troubling because of the harmful effects lead can have on the development of children. An Associated Press analysis of... Read More »
Star Tribune: Indiana’s burgeoning water crisis
Posted Apr 03, 2016

While state lawmakers spent a good deal of time this past session on leveraging resources to improve the sorry state of our roads and bridges, nothing was done to address the way we deliver our most precious resource: water. If the people of Indiana could see the aging water infrastructure that rests under the ground across much of this state, they’d storm the Statehouse with tridents and pitchforks. In many places around our state, we still rely upon original wooden water pipes that... Read More »
IN Public Media: IDEM Offers Free Ground Water Testing
Posted Apr 01, 2016

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is offering Hoosiers with private drinking water wells free testing as part of a ground water assessment survey. Using the information collected, IDEM will analyze the ground water quality in Indiana, including whether it affects the quality of surface water. They will also be able to determine a better way to protect and evaluate the ground water over time. IDEM Public Information Officer Barry Sneed says IDEM will work with the homeowners... Read More »

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