Indiana Department of Environmental Management News

Indiana Environmental Regulators: Steelmaker Too Slow to Act on Chemical Spill

The state environmental agency said a northwestern Indiana steel mill knew it was leaking dangerous chemicals into Lake Michigan but failed to report the spill or act quickly to mitigate the risks. The cyanide and ammonia spill in August at …

Indiana Fines Texas Trucking Company over Fish Kill

Indiana regulators are seeking a more than $12,000 fine against a Texas trucking company accused of causing a fish kill in eastern Indiana. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management recently issued a notice of violation against MOB Carriers, Euless, Texas, …

Indiana Testing Whether Smelter Workers Expose Their Kids to Lead

Health officials are testing lead levels in the blood of children whose parents work at a central Indiana lead smelting plant amid concerns those workers are tracking lead home on their clothing, exposing their kids to the toxic metal that …

Insurance Fight Prolongs Junk Yard Pollution in Indiana City

Five years of court battles haven’t resolved the blame game between a western Indiana junk yard and one of the nation’s largest insurance companies over water pollution. Valley Forge Insurance has spent millions of dollars in an attempt to stop …

Blast at BP Refinery in Indiana Sparks Fire, Shakes Homes

An explosion at a BP oil refinery in Indiana rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn’t cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said. The explosion at …