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Citizens Energy launches lead service line replacement program-
The company said it received an order granting it permission to launch a five-year, $22.7 million effort to replace customer-owned lead service lines at about 2,500 homes.00
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IDEM Testing Confirms “Forever Chemicals” in Some Public Water Systems-
The presence of PFAS chemicals in drinking water could be exposing thousands of Hoosiers to a series of adverse health conditions.
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Indiana Finance Authority COO Testifies at House Drinking Water Hearing-
Finance Authority chief says Congress should consider funding changes to better address the state’s PFAS and lead issues.
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Northern Indiana residents doubt outcome of coal ash cleanup-
Some northern Indiana residents remain skeptical that communities in the area will be free of contamination from toxic coal ash, despite a renewed commitment to clean up polluted sites and transition to renewable energy sources.
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Researchers find wetland plant can filter PFAS chemicals-
Researchers have found that a common wetland plant native to Australia can remove toxic “forever chemicals” from the surrounding environment.
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Indiana University study links lead exposure to juvenile delinquency-
In the first direct analysis of its kind, a study by Indiana University researchers has found a link between lead in drinking water, specifically from private wells, and juvenile delinquency.
New study says elevated levels of PFAS found in anti-fogging sprays and cloths-
Exposure to some PFAS is associated with serious health effects like impaired immune function, cancer, thyroid disease and other health disorders.
Missed Acid Delivery at Root of Midwest Plant Iron Discharge: US Steel Correspondence-
In a document sent to the state, U.S. Steel Corp. said a chain of events kicked off by a missed acid delivery to its Midwest Plant in Portage led to a large discharge of iron into a nearby waterway in late September.
Nearly Two Dozen Communities Awarded State Water Infrastructure Fund Grants-
The Indiana Finance Authority selected 22 municipalities out of more than 500 that applied to receive $63 million in grants from the first round of State Water Infrastructure Fund program funding.
Bloomington water leaves bad taste in customers’ mouths, but officials say it’s safe to drink-
Complaints of bad tasting and foul-smelling water in and around Bloomington have been reported since earlier this month, but officials say the water is safe to drink.