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Daily Local News – September 21, 2016

The City of Bloomington’s Utilities Department has reported a 500 gallon wastewater overflow that occurred on Monday; Monroe County is experiencing its second Air Quality Action Day in a row, as declared by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, or IDEM; Celebrity criminal and real estate heir Robert Durst has been assigned to the federal prison in Terra Haute; The …

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City of Bloomington Observes Rising Levels of Disinfectant Byproducts in Drinking Water

The Bloomington Utilities Department is collecting more data about disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water. The city has observed increasing levels of byproducts, which are linked to health problems including cancer. The interim director of the department, John Langley, told the Utilities Service Board last night that state environmental regulators requested the data. City officials are negotiating with the Indiana …

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Daily Local News – February 23, 2016

IU Health has announced they are increasing the minimum wage for clinical and non-clinical employees at their hospitals to eleven dollars an hour; The Bloomington Utilities Department is collecting more data about disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water; The Indiana Department of Environmental Management recently fined the medical waste disposal company Medassure $11.250 for accepting containers of medical waste, some …

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IDEM Asks For Public Comment On Water Quality and Supply

The state wants public input into its decision making process on designating which watersheds in Indiana may be unfit for use. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management  has issued a notice that is it seeking public comment on a draft list of what it refers to as impaired waters. This process happens every two years. This biennial review, in turn, …

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Daily Local News – January 31st, 2014

The Monroe County Community School Board heard almost an hour of testimony on Tuesday, from a parents concerned about Fairview Elementary School; Tree clearing for the construction of Interstate 69 section five will begin this week, weather permitting; The Indiana Department of Environmental Management, or IDEM, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are looking for public opinion and comment on …

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Duke Agrees To Close Old Terre Haute Coal Power Plants

A private coalition of environmental groups has forced Duke Energy Indiana to agree to close its old coal-fired power plants in Terre Haute. The settlement between Duke and the coalition, composed of the Sierra Club, Citizens Action Coalition, Valley Watch, and Save the Valley, was reached before an Indiana Department of Environment administrative law judge. The settlement requires Duke to …

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