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Posts tagged Lead contamination

December 20, 2017

 

A sign from the Environmental Protection agency warns East Chicago residents not to play in the soil, which is contaminated with lead and arsenic.

Former Wisconsin Regulator To Lead EPA’s Chicago Office

A former Wisconsin state regulator has been named chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regional office in Chicago.

December 18, 2017

 

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EPA Orders 6 Companies To Clean Up East Chicago Soil, Dust

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering six companies to clean up contaminated soil and dust at a federal Superfund site in northwestern Indiana.

November 22, 2017

 

The University of Notre Dame golden dome surrounded by other campus buildings.

Notre Dame Partners With High School For Lead Research

The University of Notre Dame has partnered with an Indiana high school to research and map neighborhoods with lead-tainted homes.

October 19, 2017

 

EPA flags in East Chicago

Indiana Receives Approval To Expand Lead Testing

The state will use money from the Children's Health Insurance Program.

September 21, 2017

 

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HUD Providing $4 Million For E. Chicago Housing Demolition

HUD is giving the East Chicago Housing Authority $4 million to demolish a contaminated public housing complex, but some residents are worried about the plan.

August 7, 2017

 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson speaks at a press conference following a meeting with residents in East Chicago.

HUD Secretary Carson Visits Former East Chicago Housing Complex

Carson says the handling of the situation could serve as a model for other contaminated public housing.

June 22, 2017

 

East Chicago resident Sherry Hunter, who founded the group Calumet Lives Matter, which is among the parties filing the intervention, applauds Gov. Eric Holcomb in May as he signs legislation providing additional state aid for the East Chicago lead crisis.

East Chicago Residents Continue Legal Fight For Lead Clean Up

The government continues to oppose intervention by a group of East Chicago residents, who are asking for a larger role in the clean up of their neighborhood.

June 1, 2017

 

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EPA Steps Up Communications On East Chicago Lead Crisis

The federal agency said Wednesday that it will designate a "community involvement coordinator" who will be a point of contact for local residents.

May 30, 2017

 

The Indiana Finance Authority plans to test more than 700 schools for lead in their water.

Indiana To Begin Testing For Lead In Public School Water

The Indiana Finance Authority plans to test more than 700 schools for lead in their water.

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.

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