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January 2012 Blog Posts (2)

Indiana Shorelines at Peril

More seasons of fun in the sun at any one of Indiana's bountiful number of lakes could be in peril, at any time. Peril not just for the lucky few that  own lakefront property, but also for the ones that are considered the public, and have limited access to many public waters. I have noticed the impending peril for a long time, it  took this latest catastrophe  for me to look into it in more depth.

Recently a lakefront home burned, on Tippecanoe Lake. Now this is not just some small…

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Added by Ellen on January 27, 2012 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Got Transit?



Local elections are over but front and center in Indiana politics is the issue of Transit. What's your view of mass transit? Do we need it? How should it be funded? What form should it take? Want to know more about the issue and how it's playing out in our State?



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Added by Jeff Echols on January 14, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

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Recycle, don’t recharge

Where do you recycle just plain old, regular alkaline batteries?

Jeff

Hi Jeff, happy to answer your question, free of charge!

Interstate Batteries has eight locations in Indiana that will accept all types of batteries for recycling. Their web site claims that they actually recycle more batteries than they sell!

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Tale of the tape

I’m writing as an archivist who needs to recycle old VHS, Betamax and cassette tapes.  I do know the tapes themselves are toxic when burned (which is what will happen to them if we toss them in the trash in Indianapolis).  Several places in town used to recycle them, but [...]

Scrapping the scrap

Renee,

Current market conditions have scrap prices tumbling to historic lows.  How will these conditions affect the city’s contract with Covanta (if it goes through)?  For many items that become scrap, costs outweigh revenues.  I understand domestic copper mines are stockpiling rather than selling at these prices.  Any idea how [...]

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