The Air Stinks \0/
Copyright © 2023 by Ron Seman
Here is a rough draft of information for you to review. DO NOT IMPLEMENT ANY OF THESE IDEAS UNTIL YOU TALK WITH city/town governments and emergency organizations and those who can discuss with you the laws and community regulations.
Table of contents
5) Respiratory health degradation
6) Environmental impacts
7) Economic impacts
8) Not completed yet
Table of Contents to be continued but one can just keep scrolling down and see all the things that will make up the table of contents...
Introduction Ron Seman was a resident of Whiting, Indiana for thirty five (35) years, He lived in a house built in 1890 by Standard Oil of Indiana (AMOCO then BP), which was just 2,109 feet from the now British Petroleum, BP, Whiting Oil Refinery. His dad worked for forty three (43) years at BP (formerly Standard Oil of Indiana then AMOCO), and outside of BP he was an environmental watchdog and photographer of pollution. Ron heard countless stories about the inside operations of BP.
In 1983 Ron founded Personal Touch, Inc., a ROBOT and artificial intelligence imagineering firm to design ROBOT's for military, industrial, fire fighting, and personal use. See RonSeman.Com and page down to the technology section.
In 1984 Ron founded World Class, Inc., an imagineering firm to design and develop the first computer systems for automobiles which did the first video based navigation system using the new cellular network for positioning and the first automatic braking system and dual crash cams, and many more sub-systems with the revolutionary Apple Macintosh. Apple was focused on the desktop and Ron was focused on the dashboard. See RonSeman.Com and page down to the technology section.
In 1986 Ron founded Ron Seman Ministries to help ministries, congregations, and individuals to use technology in a secure or public environment to further Bible study and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to apply it to one's life.
In 1991-1992 Ron volunteered for the No Urban Airport organization as a co-leader of the research committee. He designed the first proprietary database to highlight all the environmental, health, and safety issues of a proposed Chicago third international airport. It lead to the defeat of the Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's proposal for the airport at Lake Calumet AND Indiana Governor Evan Bayh's airport proposal for Gary . Both proposals called for over 7,000 homes to be demolished. A video on this mission on PBS follows below this section. A special thanks to legendary environmentalist Dorreen Carey and the Dabertin brothers who coached me to get up to speed on some of the environmental issues!
In 1998-> present Ron moved to Chesterton, Indiana to do research, photography, cinematography ,and lead daily nature hikes to build microbiome diversity in what Ron calls The Museum of Nature and Industry, the best accessible biodiversity density in America, the Indiana Dunes national and state parks for veterans, active military, first responders, those in recovery, and LOVERS OF FREEDOM, which hopefully includes all the others not in the previous categories.
In 2023 with the Canadian wild fires, with emphasis on *WILD* fires, and the Whiting BP refinery discharge into the air affecting Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties, he decided to create the website,TheAirStinks.Com, which points here to consolidate all of his work.
THE MISSION of this site is to educate the public and private sector on air pollution, which leads to water and land pollution, and its impact and how we might prevent pollution. Also Ron would love to hear from YOU with your stories experiencing pollution anywhere and your suggestions to prevent. Please email TheAirStinks@Gmail.Com with your preference to use your real name, alias, or to leave it at anonymous.
Environmental Mission to STOP the proposed Chicago International Airport A video withTom Higgens and Dorreen Carey interviewing Ron Seman
DANGERS OF AIR POLLUTION WHICH CAUSES WATER AND LAND POLLUTION
Health effects of air pollution
Kinds of pollution (Just a sampling)
0.1.1 Application of herbicides
0.1.2 Application of pesticides
0.2.5 Metals processing
0.2.6 Herbicide production
0.2.7 Pesticide production
0.3 Road Construction
0.3.1 Creation of too many roads to accommodate personal vehicles instead of public transportation
0.3.2 Creation of too many roads to because telecommuting is not embraced by business especially in the case of simply not trusting works (not that they need to specifically be on site to do the job)
0.3.3 Re-pavement or resurfacing or removal of concrete to replace existing roads because of material choice to guarantee their work after so many years. The average life of roads in years is much lower than it could be.
0.4 Plastic recycling
0.4.1 Overuse of plastic bottles instead of reusable glass or metal
0.4.2 Transportation and equipment to recycle plastic bottles
0.5 Shipping via ships on ocean or great lakes
0.5.1 Shipping of retail product in a nation based excessively on the consumption of lots of wants and not needs
0.5.2 Shipping of industrial supplies
0.5.3 Shipping of coal
0.5.4 Shipping of chemicals
0.5.5 Shipping of food produce
0.5.6. Shipping of petroleum
0.5.7 Shipping of steel
0.5.8 Shipping of wholesale goods
0.5.9 Shipping of retail goods
05.10 Shipping empty containers back to shipping port
05.11 Shipping of lumber
05.12 Shipping of other construction material
05.13 Shipping of vehicles
05.14 Shipping of iron ore
0.5.15 Shipping of ...
In walking that has the least carbon dioxide emitted with zero. The worst is a gasoline automobile as far as carbon dioxide being emitted.
0.6 Rail industry
0.6.1 Shipping of retail product in a nation based excessively on the consumption of lots of wants and not needs
0.6.2 Shipping of industrial supplies
0.6.3 Shipping of coal
0.6.4 Shipping of chemicals
0.6.5 Shipping of food produce
0.6.6. Shipping of petroleum
0.6.7 Shipping of steel
0.6.8 Shipping of wholesale goods
0.6.9 Shipping of retail goods
06.10 Shipping empty containers back to shipping port
06.11 Shipping of lumber
06.12 Shipping of other construction material
06.13 Shipping of vehicles
0.6.14 Shipping of ...
0.7 Heavy duty tractor and trail
0.7.1 Shipping of retail product in a nation based excessively on the consumption of lots of wants and not needs
0.7.2 Shipping of industrial supplies
0.7.3 Shipping of coal
0.7.4 Shipping of chemicals
0.7.5 Shipping of food produce
0.7.6. Shipping of petroleum
0.7.7 Shipping of steel
0.7.8 Shipping of wholesale goods
0.7.9 Shipping of retail goods
07.10 Shipping empty containers back to shipping port
07.11 Shipping of lumber
07.12 Shipping of other construction material
07.13 Shipping of vehicles
0.7.14 Shipping of ...
0.8 Dump trucks
0.8.1 Many truckers failed to cover their payload that they were hauling because it took time to cover the open-box bed and time is money. In more recent times they came up with methods to cover the payload easier; however, very old trucks are still in service and material is blowing into the air, water, and on land. These two trucks have the mechanism to quickly cover the open-box bed.
0.9 Utility trucks (power lines and tree trimming)
0.10 Medium box trucks (Groceries, ice, goods, etc...)
0.11 Fed-Ex, UPS truck, ...
0.12 Moving trucks like U-Haul, Penske, ...
0.13 Vans (Amazon, DHL, Fed-EX,...)
0.15 Boats/canoes/kayaks powered by humans doesn't cause pollution (other than manufacturing of them or hauling them around great distances for recreation )
0.16 Cars (Door Dash, Grub Hub)
0.19 Electric bicycles
0.20 Power lifts on conveyors to get to elevate homes (electricity supplied by power plants)
0.21 Bicycles - ZERO (other than manufacturing of them for delivery)
0.22 Pedestrian - ZERO (other than manufacturing of any toxic clothing or footwear)
0.23 Large aircraft
0.24 Small prop planes
0.25 Off road specialty vehicles
0.25 Landscape watering vehicles (let us minimize non-native plants like water thirsty fine grasses)
Porter County Indiana surface ambulance
Northern Indiana air ambulance
0.27.1 Surface ambulances
0.27.2 Air ambulances
0.27.3 Military helicopters
0.28 Law enforcement vehicles
0.29 Miscellaneous vehicles or methods ...
(Glyphosate Photo from unknown source)
(Glyphosate diagram from unknown source)
Herbicide being applied to the Great Marsh of the Indiana Dunes National Park, just east of Broadway, in Beverly Shores, Indiana.
0.30 Invasive species elimination in parks with glyphosate and other chemicals
0.30.1 National Parks
0.30.2 State Parks
0.30.3 County Parks
0.30.4 Local parks
0.30.5 Neighborhood parks
0.30.6 Backyard parks
One kind of pollution you can control personnaly. DO NOT buy them and don't encourages others to do it and show distain for them by NOT attending the houg events that have them and damage those in attendance and those who live near buy. Write congress and other local officials and news media. Blog/Vlog/ and do anti-social media on it. Fireworks are INSANE. Here a just a few reasons…
Psychological health effects such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use disorder, anger, and more related to:
1.1 Banning or restricting outdoor exercise activities
1.2 Banning or restricting outdoor entertainment activities
1.3 Banning or restricting outdoor work and economic effects
1.4 Effects on humans because of suffering on pets, service animals, and the other general population of animals
1.5 Listening to and watching bad news
1.6 Effects of entertainment in the home which could be constructive or destructive
1.7 Reduced or interrupted sleep
1.8 Triggers thinking about the pandemic lockups, increased suicides, and ruin of businesses and income, and socialization with the family, in the neighborhood, in the workplace, in the school systems, and elsewhere
1.9 Dealing with others who may not be handling the situation well
1.10 OVERLOADED 911 systems delaying first responders
Physical health effects from
2.1 Reduced physical activity
2.2 Restricted fresh air
2.3 Build up of heat in residence because of windows being closed
2.4 Effects on the homeless population
2.5 Effects on pets, service animals, and the other general population of animals
2.6 Overloaded 911 systems delaying first responders
Microbiome degradation do to:
3.1 Psychological effects
3.2 Physical effects related to reduced physical activities
Respiratory health degradation with asthma or other breathing including poor early life lung growth (See research)
5.1 Development of allergic sensitization (See research)
5.2 Nonallergic Asthma Airways Inflammation (See research)
5.3 Asthma exacerbation (See research)
5.4 Effects on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
5.5 Effects on Chronic Bronchitis
5.6 Effects on those with a cold
5.7 Effects on those with the flu
5.8 Effects on those with COVID
5.9 Effects on Emphysema
5.10 Effects on Lung Cancer
5.11 Effects on Cystic Fibrosis/Bronchiectasis
5.12 Effects on Pneumonia
5.13 Effects on Pleural Effusion
5.14 Effects on future strains of viruses
5.15 Effects on mesothelioma
5.16 Effects on pulmonary hypertension
5.17 Effects on tuberculosis
5.18 Effects on sleep
5.19 Effects on sleep apnea
6.1 From the actual air pollution -> water pollution -> ground pollution, which this site merely attempts to identify
6.2 From the pollution cleanup outside and in some cases inside of homes, businesses, offices, schools, parks, playgrounds, beaches, outdoor venues, vehicle residue, sidewalks, etc..., Etc..., ETC...
6.2.1 Electrical consumption, and resultant pollution from generation of that power consumed, for all the types of cleaning methods and equipment
6.2.2 Electrical consumption, and resultant pollution from generation of that power consumed, for all kinds of filtering, fans, and Air-conditioning
6.2.3 Fuel consumption, , and resultant pollution from creation of that fuel consumed, of all types of cleaning methods and equipment
7.1 Reduced work production
7.1 Reduced tourism
7.1.3 Fine restaurants
7.1.4 Fast food
7.1.5 Coffee shops
7.1.8 Electric vehicle charging
Plant life impacts
8.1 Pollution can cover any of the following and more: branches, leaves, bark, stems, flowers, fruit, and more
8.2 It can kill plants
8.3 It can limit the absorption of carbon dioxide
8.4 It can limit the production of OXYGEN -- pretty important for other forms of life like humans, animals, and fungi
8.5 It can prevent the population growth of plants
8.6 It can reduce the longevity of the plant
8.7 It can cause the extinction of a species
8.8 It can negatively impact wetlands
8.9 It can negatively impact bogs
8.10 It can negatively impact fens
8.11 It can impact the bird population
8.12 It can impact the spread of seeds because of a reduction of food source for birds
8.13 It can impact the reduction of food sources for animals
8.13.1 Land based animals
8.13.2 Water based animals
8.13.3 Amphibious based animals
8.14 It can reduce the quality and purity of water sources such as:
8.14.5 Dune and swale
8.15 It can kill humans who are eating the toxic plants
8.16 It can reduce human health who are eating the toxic plants
8.16.1 Mental health
8.16.2 Organ health
188.8.131.52 Internal organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas
8.17 It can reduce human fertility who are eating the toxic plants
8.18 It can reduce microbiome diversity who are eating the toxic plants
8.19 It can reduce effectiveness of the immune systems who are eating the toxic plants
8.19.1 It can result in more infections
8.19.2 It can result in more illnesses
8.19.3 It can result in greater risk of cancer
8.19.4 It can result in greater risk of HIV
8.19.5 It can result in greater risk of malnutrition
8.19.6 It can result in greater risk of viral hepatitis
8.19.7 It can result in less effective medical surgeries
8.19.8 It can result in less effective medicines
9.5 Dune and swale
9.13 Coral reef
9.19 Rain forest
9.20 Kelp forest
9.21 Forest ecology
9.22 Salt marsh
9.23 Terrestrial ecosystem
9.24 Temperate deciduous forest
9.27 Temperate rain forest
10.1.1 BEES! Which impacts FOOD!
10.2 Sample article: https://phys.org/news/2023-07-air-pollution-particles-contributing-global.html
...more like amphibians, birds, snakes,
Species nearing extinctions impacts
11.1 Monarch butterfly
12.10 Dry beans
12.11 Sugar beets
12.16 Dry beans
Stresses on the electrical supply from
14.3 Opening and operation of comfort centers
14.4 Clean-up equipment and more
Stresses on the 911 or other emergency systems with call after call asking what is going on with air or ambulance calls
Monitor the potential of critical supply looting
in the house
17.1 Eliminate stain prevention treatments on carpet and furniture
17.2 Eliminate particle board which often has formaldehyde
17.3 Eliminate ALL the non-natural cleaners. If you can't pronounce the ingredient really study it.
17.4 Don't buy paint that has toxic ingredients
17.5 Use as few personal care products as possible.
17.6 Use only natural personal care products
17.7 Refrain from deoderent with toxic chemicals
17.8 Only do non-toxic dry cleaning and only when absolutely neccessary
17.9 Don't use pesticides and if you have a problem, say with ants coming into your residence, research natural means to keep them out
17.10 Don't use herbicides
17.11 Over your dead body don't use GLYPHOSATE and many others
17.12 Note that herbicides and pesticides can be tracked into your house from neighbors or parks. Always remove your footwear and if you suspect they may have something on them leave them outside until they can be washed off.
17.13 Look for toxic ingredients like acetone, benzene, chloride, methylene, and toluene. Do research on all the others which might be getting into your home.
17.14 DO NOT keep your residence all locked up with windows closed. Only under extreme heat outside should you use air-conditioning. Sweating is healthy and removes toxins.
17.15 E coli can be tracked into your home from pets or other animals. Remove your shoes outside.
17.16 Don't allow rain water or pipe water to leak into places where black mold or others can grow
17.17 When air-conditioning is used, setting the temperature too low can cause the air-conditioner to run too much and electricity is consumed and somewhere there is more pollution generated.
17.18 When air-conditioning is used, using timers can reduce the air-conditioner from running and save electricity consumed and somewhere reduce pollution generated.
17.19 When heating is used, setting the temperature too high can cause the furnace to run too much and electricity is consumed and somewhere there is more pollution generated. More natural gas is consumed and there was energy used to gather it and transport it.
17.20 When the furnace is used, using timers can reduce the furnace from running and save electricity consumed and somewhere reduce pollution generated and less natural gas is consumed and there was energy used to gather it and transport it.
17.21 MANY MORE TO COME TO THIS LIST.
BELOW WILL BE POPULATED SOON!
in the yard
18.1 STOP using man invented herbicides and pesticides like glyphosate, the active ingredient in products like Roundup and countless others since the patent expired.
MUCH MORE TO COME TO THIS LIST
in the neighborhood
in/outside the vehicle
20.1 STOP using materials that emanate toxic and horrible chemicals for the inside of the vehicle, the cabin.
"Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other toxic chemicals constitute the new car smell. VOC fumes emanate from glues, paints, vinyls, and plastics inside new cars. They can trigger headaches, sore throats, nausea, and drowsiness. Studies have found 50-60 different VOCs in new cars." - https://www.achooallergy.com/blog/learning/why-that-new-car-smell-poses-health-risks/ Read on 7/29/23 8:04 AM
There are non-toxic alternatives
20.2 STOP using air fresheners in the vehicle
20.3 STOP using toxic cleaners in the vehicle
20.4 STOP using toxic vinyl conditioners in the vehicle
20.5 STOP using toxic leather conditioners in the vehicle
20.6 STOP using toxic fabric cleaners in the vehicle
20.7 STOP using toxic carpet cleaners in the vehicle
20.8 STOP using toxic glass cleaners in the vehicle
20.9 STOP using toxic wheel/tire on the vehicle
20.10 STOP using toxic tire coatings for shine on the vehicle
20.11 STOP using toxic paint cleaners on the vehicle
20.12 STOP using toxic waxes/ceramic coatings on the vehicle
20.13 Make sure you have no engine coolant leaks and that when changed they are disposed of property.
20.14 Make sure you have no engine oil leaks and that when changed they are disposed of properly.
20.15 Make sure you have no engine fuel leaks and that when changed they are disposed of properly.
20.16 Make sure old batteries used to start internal combustion engines are disposed of properly.
20.17 Make sure old batteries for remote/keys, used to start internal combustion engines or lock and unlock doors of any type vehicle, are disposed of properly.
20.18 Make sure old batteries used for full electric or hybrid vehicles are disposed of properly.
20.19 STOP smoking cigarettes or cigars inside or outside the vehicle.
20.20 REDUCE or STOP using perfumes and colognes inside or outside the vehicle.
in public transportation
on the farm
in the office
in the factory
in outdoor stadiums
in the local parks
in the county parks
in the state parks
in the national parks
PREVENT ACCIDENTAL RELEASES OF POLLUTION
30.1 Reviews of the whole process and sub-processes periodically by different people familiar and unfamiliar with the processes. Different eyes yield different observations.
30.2 Continuing training on the correct policies and procedures
30.3 Backup power supplies
30.3.1 Small backup battery systems
30.3.2 Large backup battery systems
30.3.3 Generators with adequate fuel supply to cover a long outage
30.3.4 Natural generation of power like wind, solar, water,...
30.3.5 All power lines must also come from multiple directions so a fire, flood, or other natural disaster may not ruin all sets of power lines
30.3.6 Backup power substations and transfers with backup parts stored safely on site
30.4 Redundant equipment
30.4.1 Critical computer systems should have backups in the computer room, at another building location, and if necessary in a whole different region not susceptible to the natural or man made events.
30.4.2 Backup offline equipment and parts not connected to communications or power supplies need to be kept.
30.5 Backup persons to monitor accidental or intentional events and report immediatly too all that are to be notified and to a service group who does secondary notification
30.5.1 Employees on site can be the number 1 backup and have computer screens, radios for sound monitoring, smoke detection, liquid leakage, smartphone apps, etc...
30.5.2 Employees at another site can be on call and be paid to be the number 2 backup and have computer screens, radios for sound monitoring, smoke detection, liquid leakage, smartphone apps, etc...
30.5.3 Employees at home can be the number 3 backup and can have computer screens, radios for sound monitoring, smoke detection, liquid leakage, smartphone apps, etc...
30.5.4 Employees on the go can be the number 4 backup and can have smartphone apps to monitor visually, audibly, electrically (Just like the author of this has the Ting smartphone app which monitors quality of power supplied and notifies if there is an outage.), smoke detection, liquid leakage, smartphone apps, etc...
30.5.5 Contractors off site, just like a security alarm service, can be the number 5 backup and can have computer screens, radios for sound monitoring, smoke detection, liquid leakage, smartphone apps, etc...
30.5.6 Emergency responders , can be the number 6 backup and can have computer screens, radios for sound monitoring, smoke detection, liquid leakage, smartphone apps, etc...
30.5.7 Residents, can be the number 7 backup and can have computer screens, radios for sound monitoring, smoke detection, liquid leakage, smartphone apps, etc...
30.5.8 Environmental watchdog groups, can be the number 8 backup and can have computer screens, radios for sound monitoring, smoke detection, liquid leakage, smartphone apps, etc...
RESPOND TO ACCIDENTS
30.1 Must have sufficient on site AND remote documentation on how to respond on paper, perhaps plasticized paper or paper sealed in a container/bag to prevent water damage, and electronic documentation available on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and smartphone for employees and emergency responders.
30.2 Must have certain on site staff for large critical enterprise operations
D. Traffic control
E. Crisis response team
MUST CONTINUE RE-NUMBERING
NOTIFICATION ABOUT ACCIDENTS (The order is to be determined by the entity and agencies.)
32.1 Emergency calls to 911 so they can start their call trees via radio and/or telephone system
32.2 Automatic rapid phone calling system for the area affected and potential adjacent ones
32.3 Automatic rapid texting system for potential adjacent ones
32.4 Automatic phone calls, texts, and emails to ER departments local/regional and clinics that there could be a surge to alert those on call to be ready
32.5 Automatic phone calls, texts, and emails to industrial cleanup organizations to be on standby
32.6 Automatic phone calls, texts, and emails to nearby communities/cities that first responders may be needed
32.7 Automatic phone calls, texts, and emails to nearby schools that outdoor sporting events may need to be cancelled and that warning notifications should be posted on websites and social media
32.8 Automatic phone calls, texts, and emails to outdoor arenas that outdoor sporting or entertainment events may need to be cancelled and that warning notifications should be posted on websites and social media
32.9 Automatic phone calls, texts, and emails to parks and beaches that outdoor activities may need to be cancelled and warning notifications should be posted
32.10 Any emergency organization, community organization or entity involved should have wording put on their website and social media.
32.11 There should be a few social media platforms that have county wide disaster "pages" so that all can stay informed
add RED CROSS
32.12 Automatic phone calls, texts, and emails to online, television, and radio news networks so they can provide early warning and status
32.13 Automatic phone calls, texts, and emails to public transportation and private ships and boating organization
32.14 If this is estimated to be a long term impact on the region then a physical mailing should be done because some don't have access to their shut-off cell phone, cable, or land line and don't have neighbors
32.15 Neighbors should attempt, if feasible, to make sure nearby neighbors know of potential crisis
32.16 Automatic phone calls, texts, and emails and mailings if necessary should be sent out on how to get emergency supplies or compensation for the financial impacts
LEARN FROM MISTAKES
A FAILURE TO PLAN IS A PLAN TO FAILURE
Disaster preparedness references
34.1 Red Cross emergency preparedness plan and smartphone app:
34.2 Quick Series FAMILY PREPAREDNESS booklet guide: QuickSeries.Com
Which is used by the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Interior, Veterans Affairs, and many more organizations...
And there are many other sources on the internet for emergency preparedness...
36.1.1 A search of "air pollution":
36.12 ChroniclingAmerica.loc.gov (From the Library of Congress)
Newspaper references from the Library of Congress
37.1 Search the word "pollution" and first find is The Massachusetts Spy from 3/26/1772!
37.2 Search the words "air pollution" and first find is THE LADIES GARLAND from 12/23/1826!
Fines and settlements for pollution
38.1 $40,000,000 levied on BP.com in Whiting, Indiana USA https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-epa-announce-settlement-reduce-hazardous-air-emissions-bp-products
News media coverage of recent air pollution in Northwest Indiana
39.1 Forest fires in Canada
39.2 British Petroleum United States, Whting Refinery (BP.Com)
??.2.1 BP being eyed for potential violation in Sunday's gas release that fouled Region air as reported in the NWI Times written by Bob Kasarda on June 28, 2023 The release happened on Sunday, 7/25/23 (https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/business/bp-being-eyed-for-potential-violation-in-sundays-gas-release-that-fouled-region-air/article_56ca5d4a-15c3-11ee-a401-0b4e4fc6c4fb.html)
Photos and videos of some pollution by Ron Seman unless otherwise noted
Some various photos I have taken of industry. Note that there are images of steam as well. Steam too can be distributing pollution but of course the steam itself is not pollution.
Mt. Baldy beach looking east to the NIPSCO coal po2er plant. On the right is a water cooling tower with steam before it is discharged into Lake Michigan.
Mt. Baldy beach looking east to the NIPSCO coal power plant. This is the cooling tower with steam before it is discharged into Lake Michigan.
Looking west from Cowles Bog Beach, also known as Boaters Beach, toward the deactivated NIPSCO Bailly power plant and one of Cleveland Cliff's steel plants.
Looking west from Indiana Dunes State Park's beach, also toward the deactivated NIPSCO Bailly power plant and one of Cleveland Cliff's steel plants.
Looking northwest from the Beach House Blowout at the Indiana Dunes State Park towards Lake Michigan. One will see the ban of brownish pollution being blown across the lake from the industry in Burns Harbor,
U.S. 30 Drag Strip closed in 1984. (This isn't my photo and the photographer remains unknown.)
The NIPSCO coal fired power plant and cooling tower from the coal fired power plant located in Michigan City, Indiana and photographed from the lookout on the Mt. Baldy Beach Trail of the Indiana Dunes National Park at night.
The NIPSCO cooling tower from the coal fired power plant located in Michigan City, Indiana and photographed from the Lighthouse Outlet Mall parking lot.
At the Indiana Dunes State Park looking west to Porter Beach where people are on shelf ice. The two stacks are from the deactivated NIPSCO Bailley Power Plant, which we hope will be demolished.
Water evaporating at the Sugar Shack building,at Chellberg Farm of the Indiana Dunes National Park in Porter, Indiana where they make maple syrup in early March each year at a festival
Car on fire emitting toxic gases - Anonymous photographer on the internet
The NIPSCO cooling tower from the coal fired power plant located in Michigan City, Indiana and photographed from Mt. Baldy of the Indiana Dunes National Park.
A Waco,Texas city truck spraying the toxic DEFIEDDT insecticide to kill mosquitos - Anonymous photographer on the internet. Thousands of children would ride their bicycle and chase behind the truck to get into the smoke for fun. It was banned in the United States in 1972. Below is a fact sheet on DDT from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
Fireworks at Indiana Dunes State Park over Lake Michigan on 6/29/22. Fireworks often contain harmful chemicals which pollute the air, then the water and the land. We need to find alternatives. Some have switched to synchronized drones with LED's as an alternative.
The NIPSCO cooling tower from the coal fired power plant located in Michigan City, Indiana and photographed from Mt. Baldy of the Indiana Dunes National Park. This is just prior to the sun rising.
The NIPSCO cooling tower from the coal fired power plant located in Michigan City, Indiana and photographed from Mt. Baldy of the Indiana Dunes National Park. This is at sun rise. Lake Michigan is on the left side of the photo.
U.S. Steel viewed from where the Paul H. Douglas in Miller, Indiana, ends at Lake Michigan.
The NIPSCO coal fired power plant and the cooling tower located in Michigan City, Indiana and photographed from Mt. Baldy of the Indiana Dunes National Park. Lake Michigan is in the foreground.
Notre Dame University's power plant in South Bend, Indiana
The NIPSCO cooling tower from the coal fired power plant located in Michigan City, Indiana and photographed from the Lighthouse Outlet Mall parking lot.
The NIPSCO coal fired power plant and the cooling tower located in Michigan City, Indiana and photographed from Mt. Baldy of the Indiana Dunes National Park.
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