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2020

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Posted: April 22, 2020
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Michigan City Generating Station 2020 with the area behind the sheet pile filled in and ash ponds built on it.

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1951

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Michigan City Generating Station 1951 with sheet pile wall built out into Lake Michigan.

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Remembering John Gibson, HEC Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

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Posted: March 4, 2020
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We at the Hoosier Environmental Council re-dedicate ourselves to our mission in loving memory of John Gibson, a giant in the Indiana environmental community, who passed away peacefully in February 2020. John was a friend, mentor, and hero […]

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Bill Watch

Posted by: HEC
Posted: November 1, 2019
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Our program team keeps you up to date during the Indiana General Assembly. Follow our Bill Watch page for updates and calls to action.

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Greening the Statehouse

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Join us for the largest annual gathering of environmental advocates in Indiana, Greening the Statehouse. Saturday, November 16, 2019 IMMI Conference Center Westfield, IN Learn more and register now!

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Little Calumet River Contamination

Posted by: HEC
Posted: September 5, 2019
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HEC is working to monitor and hold accountable habitual polluters in Indiana. Read our update on the recent ArcelorMittal discharge of cyanide and ammonia and consider taking action to help improve communication and prevention of incidents like these.

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A Victory in Rush County

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Posted: August 21, 2019
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The Bowlings had lived at their home outside Rushville, Indiana, for nearly twenty years when their neighbors installed an OWB 60 feet away. The smoke was so thick and sharp that it would seep through the walls of […]

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Posted by: HEC
Posted: August 20, 2019
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Waelz Sustainable Products’ air permit application states that the facility will have the following emissions of greenhouse gases (page 217): tons per year, potential emissions global warming potential Total warming potential carbon dioxide 417,932 1 417,932 methane 0.97 […]

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Dioxins and Furans

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The Waelz process is known to release dioxins and furans to the air. Dioxins and furans are chemical byproducts of high temperature processes, and they cause cancer and can interfere with hormones and the immune system. Where the […]

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Mercury Emissions

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Waelz Sustainable Products, as proposed, would have the potential to emit 1,540 pounds of mercury per year. According to the US Toxics Release Inventory, that would be the highest mercury emissions of any industrial facility in the country. […]

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Lead Emissions

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Waelz Sustainable Products has requested a permit to emit 1,000 pounds of lead to the air per year, though their air permit application states that the facility will have a potential to emit up to 1,800 pounds per […]

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VIM Recycling Victory

Posted by: HEC
Posted: August 19, 2019
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State Representative Craig Fry contacted LEAF (now HEC) in July 2008 seeking help for a residential community in his district. The community, located in Elkhart, Ind., was situated next to a mobile home recycling plant known as VIM […]

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3.3 Mile Ride

Posted by: HEC
Posted: July 31, 2019
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Ideal for new/renewed riders or families with tots getting the hang of riding. This out and back leaves the American Legion in Chesterfield, follows the perimeter of the Anderson Airport to the Mounds State Park entrance and returns […]

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