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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.

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 22, 2016

 

Latasha Marshall and her three daughters Deanna, Ashley and Janae are planning on moving from East Chicago after finding out their apartment is in the most lead-contaminated part of the city.

E. Chicago School, Families Face Challenges After Lead Discovery

The old Carrie Gosch Elementary School building is on the Superfund site, where the lead contamination is highest.

September 22, 2016

 

19 counties in Indiana have switched to centralized vote centers

Lead Contaminated Community Needs New Place To Vote This November

Officials say precinct committeemen are expected to meet soon to suggest an alternate polling place.

September 21, 2016

 

Keesha Daniels hasn't found a new apartment yet, but she's already taken the decorations off the walls of her West Calumet home.

E. Chicago Residents Want More Time Moving From Lead-Tainted Homes

When the EPA reported high levels of lead and arsenic contamination in the soil, East Chicago officials decided to demolish the West Calumet housing complex.

September 19, 2016

 

A sign warns East Chicago residents not to play in lead-contaminated dirt.

East Chicago Residents Sue Local Officials Amid Lead Crisis

Many residents say they’re having trouble finding new housing after their housing complex was ordered demolished due to lead contamination.

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