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December 14, 2017

 

A sign from the Environmental Protection agency warns residents not to play in the soil, which is contaminated with lead and arsenic. (Lauren Chapman/IPBS)

EPA: East Chicago Cleanup To Cost 4 Times Original Estimate

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.

December 11, 2017

 

Some 1,000 residents of the West Calumet housing complex had to relocate.

East Chicago Superfund Site On List For Accelerated Cleanup

Lead-contaminated neighborhoods in a northwestern Indiana city have been placed on a national priority list for accelerated cleanup work.

December 8, 2017

 

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Indiana City Officials Mull Suing U.S. Steel Over Chemical Spills

A spill in October came after the steelmaker dumped more than 300 pounds of the chemical into the waterway in April.

December 4, 2017

 

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EPA Plans $22M Cleanup Of Former DuPont Site In East Chicago

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.

September 17, 2017

 

City officials want to demolish West Calumet Housing Complex, which is contaminated with high levels of lead and arsenic, this spring. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

HUD Awards $4 Million Grant For East Chicago Lead Cleanup

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding East Chicago a $4 million grant to help with lead cleanup efforts.

September 14, 2017

 

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Climate Scientists: Indiana Could Look Like East Texas By 2070

Scientists from Purdue and Indiana Universities say the number of days Indiana experiences above 90 degrees jumping from 20 to 74 by 2050.

August 4, 2017

 

The West Calumet Housing Complex is fenced off after former residents have been relocated.

HUD Secretary Carson To Visit East Chicago’s Superfund Site Monday

The Superfund site includes a now-empty public housing complex, which is the subject of a contentious demolition plan.

August 4, 2017

 

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EPA Cuts Will Damage Hoosier Health, Environment, Groups Say

A Congressional subcommittee recently approved an 8 percent cut to the agency.

July 27, 2017

 

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.

Blood, Lead & Soil: A Year In East Chicago

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.

June 15, 2017

 

Two water towers above the GM plant in Bedford.

Environmental Cleanup At Bedford GM Shifts To Plant Site

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.

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