On Air with IER: Episode 100

This week: State PFAS testing finds "forever chemicals" in treated water in two community water systems, and a federal report finds state air compliance monitoring dipped by 28% during the early months of the pandemic.
December 8, 2021


Welcome to Episode 100(!) of the IER Podcast!


Preliminary State PFAS Testing Detects Toxic “Forever Chemicals” in Some Indiana Community Water Systems

By Enrique Saenz

State drinking water system testing has detected PFAS chemicals in the treated drinking water of at least two Indiana communities, according to limited preliminary results.

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News In Brief

A roundup of recent climate and environmental related headlines from around the world.

IndyStar: BP must pay more than $500,000 for repeated pollution violations at refinery on Lake Michigan
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EPA requires natural gas facilities to report pollution data
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EPA Introduces Strategy for Addressing Lead Exposure, Asks for Input

By Enrique Saenz

Air compliance monitoring of the state’s polluting industries declined by more than a quarter during the pandemic, according to a new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog organization.

An EPA Office of Inspector General report found that overall air monitoring compliance nationwide had fallen by an average 2.1% in 2020, but the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s total compliance monitoring activities dropped by 28%.

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