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March 24, 2017

 

Residents were hand-delivered letters from the local housing authority on March 21, notifying them of their relocation address.

Families In Contaminated Complex Decry Chicago Relocation Plan

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.

March 21, 2017

 

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EPA Gets First Cleanup Funds For Zone 2 Of East Chicago Superfund

The agency’s new administrative settlement, announced Monday, adds a new company to those responsible for funding the cleanup.

March 21, 2017

 

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Temporary Moves Draw Near For Remaining West Calumet Residents

Around 80 families still live in lead-contaminated public housing in East Chicago. They'll learn this week where the city will relocate them after March 31.

March 2, 2017

 

East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

Lawyers Request EPA Intervention For Lead In East Chicago Water

The same group who requested federal assistance for Flint, Michigan, is now stepping in for East Chicago, Indiana.

February 28, 2017

 

HUD plans to take stock of whether the city can move remaining families to temporary housing and close West Calumet by March 31.

As Deadlines Loom, 106 Families Remain In Lead-Contaminated Homes

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.

February 24, 2017

 

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Indiana To Provide Free Water Testing To School Districts

Public schools in the Hoosier state will be able to test drinking water at no cost.

February 24, 2017

 

The EPA says it can't clean up West Calumet Housing Complex without details about the city's redevelopment plans for the site. East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland disagrees.

EPA, East Chicago Mayor Clash Over Future Of Contaminated Complex

The West Calumet Housing Complex will be torn down soon. But how the soil is remediated will determine the future of the lead and arsenic-contaminated site.

February 9, 2017

 

East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

Holcomb Declares Disaster In Lead-Contaminated East Chicago Area

Former Gov. Mike Pence denied the request for emergency status before he left office.

February 6, 2017

 

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EPA Officials: East Chicago Residents Should Filter Water

Officials say it's possible up to 90 percent of homes in East Chicago have lead water lines.

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.

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