Post-Tribune: Lake contamination fouls the waterPosted Jul 02, 2014
A new water quality report for beaches across the country encourages swimmers in Northwest Indiana to check the safety of the water before diving in, including at two in East Chicago that are now labeled as among the habitually worst in the United States.
However, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management hopes to announce later this summer a solution that will greatly improve the water quality at those two Lake Michigan beaches, Jeorse Park Beach I and II in East Chicago.
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BP confirms oil spill into Lake Michigan from Whiting refineryPosted Mar 28, 2014
Less than a year after BP started up a new unit to process Canadian tar sands at its Whiting refinery, the companyreported today that a malfunction allowed a slug of crude oil into Lake Michigan a few miles away from the Chicago city limits.
It remains unclear how much oil spilled into the lake or how long the discharge continued. Workers at the refinery reported an oil sheen on the water about 4:30 p.m. Monday, and an official from the U.S. EnvironmentalProtection Agency said the... Read More »
Study underway on Ind. water supply Posted Mar 28, 2014
After hearing experts testify at a legislative summer study committee about the need for a comprehensive understanding of Indiana's water supply and demand, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce decided to step up and get the job done.
The chamber last fall hired Jack Wittman, a hydrogeologist based in Bloomington, Ind., who has worked with water resource issues on a national scale, to survey Indiana's available information to help various stakeholders understand the state of... Read More »
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