Regionally Speaking, Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aug 23, 2018

Ben Harvey of E.L. Harvey & Sons has stored about 3,000 bales of paper in the past month that he’d normally be shipping to China. At $60 a bale, it equals about $180,000 of unsold product, about 10 percent of the company’s revenue. Doug Ross' story on the local impact of China rejecting U.S. recyclables is in today's Reporters' Roundtable program.
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Today:  This Reporters' Roundtable program includes Doug Ross from the "Times of Northwest Indiana," Carole Carlson of the "Post-Tribune" and Andy Ober, Managing Editor of "Inside Indiana Business" to discuss stories they offered online and (in Doug's and Carole's instances) in print recently.  Doug covers his feature on how the loss of China as a market is affecting the local and national recycling industry. Carole brought us up-to-date on the Gary Community Schools emergency management team's efforts and the impending closing on the sale of the Lake Station municipal water treatment plant to Indiana-American Water Company.