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BP Backtracks After Criticism over Lake Pollution

Oil company BP American says it will not immediately increase the amount of pollution it dumps into Lake Michigan from its refinery in Whiting, Ind., reversing earlier comments.

The announcement follows weeks of uproar by environmentalists and politicians who were upset that Indiana's environmental officials approved the company's plan to dump 54 percent more ammonia into Lake Michigan.

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David Schaper
David Schaper is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, based in Chicago, primarily covering transportation and infrastructure, as well as breaking news in Chicago and the Midwest.