Wes-Del School May Face IDEM Fines

Wes-Del Junior-Senior High School near Gaston is facing a possible civil penalty for pollution of Thurston Ditch. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management claims the school discharged treated wastewater into the ditch that exceeded the limits for chlorine, E. coli, ammonia-nitrogen and total suspended solids. Superintendent Michael Bush says the school has already addressed many of those issues and continues to make the necessary improvements and required changes.

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