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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.

September 13, 2016

 

East Chicago Lead

Gregg, Holcomb Comment On East Chicago Lead Contamination

Gubernatorial candidate John Gregg accuses the state government of not doing enough when it comes to East Chicago’s lead contamination crisis.

September 9, 2016

 

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

East Chicago Residents Want More Info From Common Council

Some local residents were disappointed the issue was not addressed at a meeting of the city’s governing body Thursday.

September 9, 2016

 

Lead concentration results in Indianapolis.

EPA Readies For Lead Abatement In Indy Neighborhood

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.

September 9, 2016

 

EPA flags in East Chicago

East Chicago Residents Scramble For Info After Lead Found In Soil

The Environmental Protection Agency found dangerous levels of lead and arsenic in the soil in the Calumet neighborhood of East Chicago.

January 15, 2016

 

Red Cross

Indiana Aid Workers Helping With Water Emergency In Michigan

Flint is under a state of emergency because of lead contamination in its water supply.

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