Indiana Department of Environmental Management

The state is taking public comments on repairs proposed for the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge over the Wabash River. At this time, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management is considering water quality.

Work will stabilize and seal the four piers under the bridge. That calls for the area of fill around each one to be excavated and then large rocks or stones, known as riprap, will be placed flush with the existing stream bed elevation.

New rules affect IN livestock, poultry producers

Jul 9, 2012
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

While Indiana livestock and poultry producers are concerned with the hot weather, many might have winter on their minds.

Rules that just took effect prohibit most large-scale operators from spreading animal manure on frozen or snow-covered fields.

Tamilee Nennich is a nutrient management specialist with Purdue Extension. She says producers should be prepared to store manure longer.

Air Quality Action Day for IN

Jun 28, 2012

An Air Quality Action Day has been forecast for Indiana for Thursday, June 28th for Ozone (O3).

Ozone levels are expected to be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.  People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion when outdoors.

For more information visit the IDEM Smog Watch website or U.S. EPA's AIRNOW website and click on Indiana.

New Montgomery Co. company seeks air permit

Jun 11, 2012
Herr Voss Stamco

Herr Voss Stamco, which is building a plant southeast of Crawfordsville, is applying for an air quality permit from the state for its metal-processing equipment facility.

The new source construction and minor source operating permit application was submitted in April, and after review by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the staff is recommending it be approved.

The permit is needed so the company can operate a stationary hard chrome electroplating machine that reconditions mill rolls.

State funding to help keep Wabash River clean

Jan 13, 2012
Wabash River Enhancement Corp.

The Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC) is getting new funding for a project to clean up the waterway.

The organization plans to use $800,000 from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to continue its Watershed Planning project. Roughly half of this money will be used on improvements to reduce runoff from urban and agricultural areas.

WREC Coordinator Sara Peel says implementation should begin in March.