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January 12, 2017

 

Dr. Ben Carson responds to Indiana U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly at his confirmation hearing to lead the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Carson Addresses East Chicago Lead Contamination At HUD Hearing

Carson was answering a question from U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) at the confirmation hearing to lead the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

December 23, 2016

 

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East Chicago Residents Face Opposition To Intervene In Court

A group of residents asked a federal court to give them a larger voice in future cleanup plans and to compel government agencies to keep them more informed.

December 20, 2016

 

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Blight Funds Won’t Help East Chicago Tear Down Contaminated Houses

East Chicago is one of three Lake County cities receiving an extra $5.6 million from the state to tear down abandoned houses.

December 14, 2016

 

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Lead In East Chicago Drinking Water From Aging Infrastructure

City officials told residents there were high lead levels recently measured in drinking water in the Calumet neighborhood.

December 12, 2016

 

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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.

November 14, 2016

 

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East Chicago Residents Look To Play Role In EPA Lead Cleanup

Residents impacted would receive documents and become part of the decision-making process about the cleanup going forward.

November 4, 2016

 

Some 1,000 residents of the West Calumet housing complex will have to relocate. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

HUD Settles East Chicago Complaint

A complaint has been settled by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to give current and former East Chicago residents more time, money to relocate.

November 3, 2016

 

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

City Requests Millions For Contaminated Housing Complex Demolition

More than 1,000 residents are eligible for HUD relocation vouchers for new housing.

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.

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