Calumet Lead Crisis Update – 17 Oct

Few people seem to comprehend fully the extent of environmental injustice in Northwest Indiana. A powerful report from WBEZ’s Michael Puente correctly frames a fuller scope of environmental injustice in East Chicago and Northwest Indiana. The report also contains a detailed online map of environmental hazards across the old Calumet industrial corridor (51 sites) and makes mention of nearly 1000 hazards in the 5-county Northwest Indiana region.

Byline, a weekly podcast from NWI Times expands on yesterday’s report from education reporter Carmen McCollom asking why knowledge of lead contamination was not communicated over the decades and the impact that is having on East Chicago schools.

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