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Blood, Lead & Soil: A Year In East Chicago

Ray Mosley works at the Community Advisory Group table with Akeeshea Daniels, left, and Maritza Lopez at Calumet Day, an annual block party. The CAG represents residents of the EPA-administered USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago.

Photo: Annie Ropeik (IPB News)

Ray Mosley works at the Community Advisory Group table with Akeeshea Daniels, left, and Maritza Lopez at Calumet Day, an annual block party. The CAG represents residents of the EPA-administered USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago.

One year ago, East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland told residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex they had to move out because of lead and arsenic contamination.

The announcement sparked a year of frantic action from residents, public officials, activists, and lawyers that’s still ongoing.

In Blood, Lead & Soil: A Year In East Chicago, Indiana Public Broadcasting looks at the past year and takes stock of what’s ahead in a special hour of coverage. Click the link to see exclusive video, photos, audio and documents and listen to the full broadcast above.

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