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?
The old Carrie Gosch Elementary School building is on the Superfund site, where the lead contamination is highest.
Officials say precinct committeemen are expected to meet soon to suggest an alternate polling place.
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.
Many residents say they’re having trouble finding new housing after their housing complex was ordered demolished due to lead contamination.
Gubernatorial candidate John Gregg accuses the state government of not doing enough when it comes to East Chicago’s lead contamination crisis.
Some local residents were disappointed the issue was not addressed at a meeting of the city’s governing body Thursday.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency found dangerous levels of lead and arsenic in the soil in the Calumet neighborhood of East Chicago.
Flint is under a state of emergency because of lead contamination in its water supply.