The NAACP hopes to replicate the program on a national scale.
Industry groups cheered the move, while environmental groups continue to decry the Trump Administration's rollback of Obama-era climate regulations.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding East Chicago a $4 million grant to help with lead cleanup efforts.
Over a hundred dicamba-related complaints have been filed in Indiana so far this year.
Federal housing officials will hold a public hearing Monday night on plans to tear down a lead-contaminated public housing complex in East Chicago.
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.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program awarded Bloomington $300,000 to continue redevelopment of the B-Line Trail Corridor.
The chemical spill forced a temporary closure of several beaches and Indiana American Water's intake in Ogden Dunes.
The NAACP and East Chicago residents are calling on the EPA for more resources as Administrator Scott Pruitt visits the lead-contaminated neighborhood.
Officials say two dozen families remain at the 45-year-old East Chicago housing complex.