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April 20, 2017

 

Parts of East Chicago, Indiana have high levels of lead-contaminated soil

Governor Signs Bill Making East Chicago ‘Area Of Special Concern’

House Bill 1344 designates East Chicago as "an area of special concern," and allocates resources for water and soil testing in the city.

April 7, 2017

 

In late March, the East Chicago Housing Authority assigned remaining West Calumet residents to temporary public housing units elsewhere in the city.

Relocation Drags On At Contaminated East Chicago Housing Complex

Fifty-six families still live in the lead-tainted public housing complex, with 19 waiting to appeal their temporary relocation assignments.

March 31, 2017

 

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

Researchers Aim To Test Portable Bone Lead Scanner In East Chicago

Bone lead X-ray tests are more effective than other methods, but only three machines in the country can perform them – including one at Purdue University.

March 31, 2017

 

A sign from the Environmental Protection agency warns residents not to play in the soil, which is contaminated with lead and arsenic. (Lauren Chapman/IPBS)

East Chicago Puts Involuntary Moves On Hold While Residents Appeal

Grievance hearings will take place on Monday and Tuesday, but the deadline has taken a toll, forcing some residents to settle for less-than-ideal circumstances.

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 20, 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.

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