East Chicago

A large coalition — made up of doctors, legal experts, advocacy groups, and others — is petitioning the state to lower its threshold for when public health agencies should address elevated blood lead levels in children.

Residents at East Chicago, Indiana’s toxic Superfund site got an opportunity Wednesday to voice their concerns on the Environmental Protection Agency communication about health risks. 

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog will host a listening session in East Chicago, Indiana, Wednesday on the group’s communication to residents and officials. 

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog wants to hear from East Chicago residents about how well the agency communicates information on the USS Lead Superfund site. 

The session’s gaming bill passed the House Monday. But many supporters say they want a number of changes to the final version of the bill.

Senate Republicans rejected more than two dozen amendments offered by Democrats to the budget bill Monday.

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. 

East Chicago residents are getting another chance to voice their concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup at part of the USS Lead Superfund 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. 

Environmental Protection Agency representatives spoke with East Chicago residents about tentative cleanup plans for the former public housing complex in the Superfund site.

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