East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland seems to have changed his mind about what should be done with the area where the former West Calumet Public Housing Complex once stood. But it’s unclear if that will change the Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup plans for the site.
The mayor of East Chicago and its residents have different ideas about what to do with part of the USS Lead Superfund site once it's cleaned up. And how it’ll be used might determine how much lead and arsenic contamination gets removed.
A group of residents living in the USS Lead Superfund site is getting a long-awaited grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The $50,000 grant will help the group hire a technical advisor who can analyze and explain EPA documents to residents.