On Air with IER: Episode 41

This week: Two midwestern environmental advocacy groups take the first step in suing the company that owns a steel mill in northwestern Indiana responsible for Clean Water Act violations, and the state of Indiana received a nearly half a billion dollar loan to improve water infrastructure projects in the state.
October 14, 2019


Welcome to Episode 41 of the IER Podcast hosted by Sophie Bird.


State Agencies Warn of Harmful Algal Blooms in Ohio River

By Enrique Saenz

Two Indiana state agencies warned that harmful algal blooms were confirmed on the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. The bloom could potentially affect river-adjacent areas in southern Indiana and the Indiana-Ohio border.

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

  1. DNR Announces changes to Lake Michigan fish stocking
    Link for the first story.

  2. Purdue University Researchers find link between herbicides and breast cancer
    Link for the second story.

  3. Race a determining factor in access to clean water?
    Link for the third story.


EPA Announces $436 Million Loan for Indiana Water Projects

By Enrique Saenz

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $436 million loan to the Indiana Finance Authority to support water infrastructure projects across the state.

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