The Superfund site includes a now-empty public housing complex, which is the subject of a contentious demolition 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.
The agency’s new administrative settlement, announced Monday, adds a new company to those responsible for funding the cleanup.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced 10 new Superfund sites Wednesday, including one in Indianapolis.
A contaminated ground water plume in the west central part of the city contains high levels of vinyl chloride.
The EPA is considering adding a site in Kokomo to the federal list of Superfund sites, which are deemed a threat to public health.
Groundwater from a contaminated site will have to be pumped out and treated for about 30 more years to remove chemicals.