Calumet Lead Crisis Update – 29 Oct

The EPA is re-evaluating alternatives for cleanup in zone 1, the West Calumet Complex, including an option to remove all soils down to the sands of the beach that existed here a millennia ago. But they state the question of future land use must be established before they can consider all options. And the city says they cannot determine future land use until they have the EPA’s report. According to East Chicago city attorney Carla Morgan, “[o]ur response is, ‘We can’t give you a definite answer when we don’t know what the possibilities are, and we don’t have a real commitment of adequate demolition funds.'”

Indiana Public Media has a short audio feature on the start of cleanup in zone 2.


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