Gardeners working a plot at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church on the near east side are part of a group of urban growers who plant cover crops in the
As new research reveals widespread contamination, pro-coal industries are pushing to weaken federal rules on coal ash and give regulatory authority back to states like Indiana, which has a dismal record on regulating this toxic waste.
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Fort Wayne’s water officials can tell you where aging water mains will be replaced in the five-year plan to update the city’s water system approved by City Council last month. What the officials can’t tell you – yet – is exactly when. But mains in 25 neighborhoods and intersections around the city are being replaced, based on the history of water main breaks in those areas, officials say.
A yearlong investigation by Heavy found that privatized water management has been a disaster for American towns, with residents paying 59% higher fees for water, on average; suffering high-profile health problems; and bracing for an infrastructure time-bomb.
Residents of contracted towns, from Indiana to Florida, are commonly paying almost $200 more each year, while some Eastern cities have found life-threatening lead in tap … [more…]