On Air with IER: Episode 95

This week: After a recent court ruling, the state of Indiana has to figure out which state waterways are still state waterways; a major steel company has to pay for a 2017 chromium spill; and an organization is helping people find a new life in farming.
September 27, 2021


Welcome to Episode 95 of the (new and improved) IER Podcast!


IDEM Reviewing Which Waterways Fall Under State Protection After Court Revokes Trump Water Rule

By Enrique Saenz

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management said it is reviewing how a federal court ruling revoking a Trump water rule will affect state waterways.

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US Steel to Pay Penalty, Reimbursement Costs for 2017 Portage Plant Chromium Spill

By Enrique Saenz

A federal court has approved an agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Steel that would require the company to pay a civil penalty, reimburse federal agencies that responded to the spill and improve wastewater treatment and monitoring systems.

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News In Brief

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

EPA proposes Goshen groundwater contamination site for National Priorities List
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DARPA seeks to use microbes to find rare earth metals
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WWOOF exchange benefits Indiana organic farmers

By Enrique Saenz

An international organization links visitors with organic farmers around the world to promote an educational exchange and build a community of ecological farming practices.

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