A baffling, poorly-timed, and self-congratulatory press release from the Indiana Department of Health says nothing about the crisis in East Chicago and four decades of failure to protect the health of Calumet residents. The discrepancy wasn’t lost on Indiana Public Media.
Another report from Indiana Public Media rehashes the EPAs division of the greater Calumet community into three cleanup zones but raises an interesting question: what will replace the West Calumet Complex? According to EPA regional director Robert Kaplan, “We need to know what it is we’re building to… is it going to be commercial/industrial? Or is it going to be residential?”