The EPA says the estimated cost of cleaning up lead and arsenic in a northwestern Indiana city has ballooned to nearly four times initial estimates.
Lead-contaminated neighborhoods in a northwestern Indiana city have been placed on a national priority list for accelerated cleanup work.
A spill in October came after the steelmaker dumped more than 300 pounds of the chemical into the waterway in April.
Cleanup of the 440-acre East Chicago site will focus on removing tainted material from a solid waste landfill and other property, and treating ground water.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding East Chicago a $4 million grant to help with lead cleanup efforts.
Scientists from Purdue and Indiana Universities say the number of days Indiana experiences above 90 degrees jumping from 20 to 74 by 2050.
The Superfund site includes a now-empty public housing complex, which is the subject of a contentious demolition plan.
A Congressional subcommittee recently approved an 8 percent cut to the agency.
One year ago, residents of East Chicago's West Calumet Housing Complex were told they had to move out because of lead and arsenic contamination.
Cleanup of the area around the plant has been going on for more than a decade. The focus now is on the actual plant site.