A federal judge has denied East Chicago residents’ request to intervene in court proceedings concerning lead contamination in a public housing complex there.
A former Wisconsin state regulator has been named chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regional office in Chicago.
The EPA says the estimated cost of cleaning up lead and arsenic in a northwestern Indiana city has ballooned to nearly four times initial estimates.
Lead-contaminated neighborhoods in a northwestern Indiana city have been placed on a national priority list for accelerated cleanup work.
The NAACP hopes to replicate the program on a national scale.
Industry groups cheered the move, while environmental groups continue to decry the Trump Administration's rollback of Obama-era climate regulations.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding East Chicago a $4 million grant to help with lead cleanup efforts.
Over a hundred dicamba-related complaints have been filed in Indiana so far this year.
Federal housing officials will hold a public hearing Monday night on plans to tear down a lead-contaminated public housing complex in East Chicago.
Cleanup of the area around the plant has been going on for more than a decade. The focus now is on the actual plant site.