INDIANAPOLIS - Environmental, health and neighborhood groups are calling on the Marion County Health Department to compel Indianapolis Power & Light to test groundwater at eight coal ash lagoons on the city's south side.
The Hoosier Environmental Council, the Indiana Public Health Association and other groups on Monday said coal ash from the power plant could be polluting the area's water supply.
The groups say the coal ash could be carrying toxic chemicals such as mercury and arsenic into wells in nearby subdivisions, but no one knows how bad the danger really is.
The Environmental Protection Agency says discharges from coal-fired power plants are responsible for at least half of all toxic pollution entering the nation's water.
The Associated Press left phone and email messages seeking comment from an IPL spokeswoman.
Child shot in arm on city's west side
Police hope video clues will lead them to the person responsible for shooting a child in the arm Tuesday afternoon on the city's west side.
Sponsor of 1993 RFRA says stop comparing laws
The lawmaker behind the original Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed in 1993 issued a statement Tuesday evening, saying Indiana has gone…
Nets beat Pacers for fourth straight win
Lionel Hollins was surprised how quickly his team built a big lead. His players were proud of how they regrouped after blowing it.
Both sides debate RFRA at Bloomington rally
There have been protests and rallies for more than a week about Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. On Tuesday, both sides…
Statehouse hosts inaugural Black Male Youth Day
Two-hundred young black males from around the state got a taste of the legislative process and a glimpse into their possible careers.