Fifty-six families still live in the lead-tainted public housing complex, with 19 waiting to appeal their temporary relocation assignments.
Several lawmakers had invited EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to visit the site after President Donald Trump appointed him to the position.
This work is expected to begin during the week of April 10 and conclude no later than April 30.
Many asked about the remediation process, but some expressed concerns over the EPA's commitment to residents in the lead-contaminated Superfund.
Funding for Great Lakes programs would be cut by 98 percent.
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.
The agency’s new administrative settlement, announced Monday, adds a new company to those responsible for funding the cleanup.
The same group who requested federal assistance for Flint, Michigan, is now stepping in for East Chicago, Indiana.
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.
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?