The EPA sampling results showed no significant trace of the chemical in the lake or Burns Waterway after the Tuesday spill at U.S. Steel's Portage plant.
Many asked about the remediation process, but some expressed concerns over the EPA's commitment to residents in the lead-contaminated Superfund.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says the state is working on finding funding for water filters in East Chicago homes dealing with lead contamination.
The same group who requested federal assistance for Flint, Michigan, is now stepping in for East Chicago, Indiana.
Waters of the U.S. dictates which waterways are subject to federal clean water regulations.
Gov. Eric Holcomb visited East Chicago, Indiana, a week after declaring an emergency in the city due to lead and arsenic contamination.
In addition to aid for a lead contaminated neighborhood, East Chicago city officials seek guidance from the state to address lead found in drinking water.
Lawmakers in the House environmental affairs committee unanimously approved the bill.
Officials say it's possible up to 90 percent of homes in East Chicago have lead water lines.
The city attorney says nothing is certain at this point, and the city is still waiting on a response from the EPA.