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December 12, 2016

 

East Chicago

East Chicago Mayor Calls For State Of Emergency During Lead Crisis

Mayor Anthony Copeland told residents he sent letters to Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb requesting the emergency declaration.

December 9, 2016

 

faucet

EPA Discovers Unsafe Levels Of Lead In East Chicago Water

The EPA found unsafe levels of lead in the drinking water of some homes.

December 9, 2016

 

Lamb barn

Farmers Hope Trump Will Eliminate Revised Waters Of The U.S. Rule

President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to do away with unnecessary regulations, including the EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule.

December 7, 2016

 

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (State of Oklahoma)

Trump Names Oklahoma Attorney General To Lead EPA

Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator.

October 10, 2016

 

East Chicago's West Calumet Housing Complex is inside a federally designated clean-up site.

Lawsuit Asks Chem. Companies To Compensate East Chicago Residents

A new lawsuit is the first to single out DuPont and Atlantic Richfield, two chemical companies that have taken on legally responsibility for the hazards.

October 2, 2016

 

The Superfund program was created by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), which was signed into law in 1980 to tackle the cost for clean-up efforts.

Map: How Many EPA Superfund Sites Are In Indiana?

A Superfund is a site designation by the EPA to receive state and federal money to clean up hazardous waste that poses a threat to public health.

September 28, 2016

 

coal plant

Clean Power Plan Would Impact Hoosier Energy, Jobs

The Clean Power Plan would require power plants nationwide to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

September 23, 2016

 

Starting in 1991, the Indiana State Department of Health began testing children for elevated blood lead levels. Results weren’t published until 1998, but between 1998 and 2008, the state found 275 children with elevated levels.

EPA Response To East Chicago Lead Typical For Soil Contamination

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?

September 9, 2016

 

Lead concentration results in Indianapolis.

EPA Readies For Lead Abatement In Indy Neighborhood

The EPA says it will begin removing lead-tainted soil later this month from as many as 100 homes around the site of an old industrial smelter.

September 2, 2016

 

Indianapolis and the White River

EPA To Brief Indy Residents On Lead Cleanup Project

EPA plans to begin removing in late September about two feet of lead-contaminated soil from residential yards in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.

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