NUVO: Indiana could prevent a drinking water disaster, but... Posted Apr 01, 2015
A West Virginia chemical spill that contaminated the drinking-water source for 300,000 people last year is serving as a cautionary tale in Indiana.
Supporters of Senate Bill 312 say it would help prevent a similar environmental disaster in Indiana by protecting drinking-water sources.
Indra Frank, health project director for the Hoosier Environmental Council, explains the legislation would require owners of above-ground storage tanks to report the location and size of... Read More »
FOX 59: Water company says tainted Kokomo water 'perfectly safe to drink'Posted Mar 25, 2015
KOKOMO, Ind. (Mar. 26, 2015) — The Environmental Protection Agency has fast-tracked the city of Kokomo onto a list of the most dangerous contaminated sites, but water company officials say the water remains safe.
The EPA added a nearly 300-acre plume underneath the city of Kokomo onto its Superfund list of priority sites. The designation means more money to investigate the area, which contains groundwater contaminated by the chemical vinyl chloride.
“It’s a product... Read More »
IU Bloomington: EPA funds Indiana University research on environmentally friendly golf coursesPosted Mar 23, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University students dug in the rough off the 16th green at a golf course, but they weren’t searching for a lost ball. They were searching for a solution to a problem that confronts golf courses and their neighbors around the world: how to limit the run-off of chemical-laden storm water.
The students built a specially designed berm and plugged it with plantings that should reduce the pollution produced by the course.
“Building berms is hard work but... Read More »
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