Calumet Lead Crisis Update – 3 Nov

Indiana Public Media reports on the fifth lawsuit to emerge from the Calumet lead crisis. Two hundred and fifty current and former residents claim that city and state officials have known about the contamination since 1972, when the public housing complex opened.

The East Chicago Housing Authority has requested $8 million from HUD to demolish the West Calumet Complex. Residents who have not found housing by the end of this month may be relocated to other public housing properties in East Chicago, a prospect feared by many in Calumet.

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