Water facility reopens after test results

Posted on: April 19th, 2017 by [email protected] No Comments

In a story WIMS has been following, on Tuesday afternoon Indiana American Water placed its Ogden Dunes treatment facility back in service after results from EPA and its own water sampling confirmed no hexavalent chromium impacts to its Lake Michigan source water. The company shut down the facility last Tuesday as a precautionary measure after officials from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management alerted them of a release of hexavalent chromium at the U.S. Steel facility in Portage, Ind. All results have indicated hexavalent chromium levels are below EPA’s method detection limit of 1 part per billion. Over the weekend, EPA reported that it had monitored the startup of U.S. Steel’s facility and the National Park Service has reopened its neighboring beaches. Indiana American Water will be doing additional sampling this week to confirm there continues to be no impacts from the spill. Additional information on EPA’s response to the spill is available online at https://response.epa.gov/USSteelHexavalentChrome

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