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April 7, 2017

 

In late March, the East Chicago Housing Authority assigned remaining West Calumet residents to temporary public housing units elsewhere in the city.

Relocation Drags On At Contaminated East Chicago Housing Complex

Fifty-six families still live in the lead-tainted public housing complex, with 19 waiting to appeal their temporary relocation assignments.

April 5, 2017

 

East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

EPA Chief Pruitt To Visit East Chicago Superfund Site

Several lawmakers had invited EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to visit the site after President Donald Trump appointed him to the position.

April 4, 2017

 

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Indiana To Install Water Filters In East Chicago Next Week

This work is expected to begin during the week of April 10 and conclude no later than April 30.

April 3, 2017

 

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EPA Answers Questions From East Chicago Residents On Remediation

Many asked about the remediation process, but some expressed concerns over the EPA's commitment to residents in the lead-contaminated Superfund.

March 27, 2017

 

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Great Lakes Funding Slashed Under Trump Budget

Funding for Great Lakes programs would be cut by 98 percent.

March 24, 2017

 

Residents were hand-delivered letters from the local housing authority on March 21, notifying them of their relocation address.

Families In Contaminated Complex Decry Chicago Relocation Plan

The March 31 deadline for residents to leave West Calumet Housing Complex or face relocation looms as the state says it's secured $2 million for demolition.

March 21, 2017

 

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EPA Gets First Cleanup Funds For Zone 2 Of East Chicago Superfund

The agency’s new administrative settlement, announced Monday, adds a new company to those responsible for funding the cleanup.

March 2, 2017

 

East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

Lawyers Request EPA Intervention For Lead In East Chicago Water

The same group who requested federal assistance for Flint, Michigan, is now stepping in for East Chicago, Indiana.

February 28, 2017

 

HUD plans to take stock of whether the city can move remaining families to temporary housing and close West Calumet by March 31.

As Deadlines Loom, 106 Families Remain In Lead-Contaminated Homes

East Chicago residents in the West Calumet Housing Complex have until March 1 to renew their Section 8 housing vouchers, given out late last year.

September 23, 2016

 

Starting in 1991, the Indiana State Department of Health began testing children for elevated blood lead levels. Results weren’t published until 1998, but between 1998 and 2008, the state found 275 children with elevated levels.

EPA Response To East Chicago Lead Typical For Soil Contamination

Thirty years after officials found high levels of lead and arsenic at an East Chicago lead smelting plant, clean-up has begun. Why did it take so long?

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