Calumet Lead Crisis Update – 6 Nov

A cavalcade of Democratic candidates for state and local office paraded through Northwest Indiana yesterday, but they did stop in East Chicago. Members of Black Lives Matter NWI/Gary and National Nurses United attended a rally at Wolf Lake in Hammond to remind the candidates of the situation in Calumet.

At this past weekend’s CAG meeting East Chicago Undivided and the USGS discovered that the “clean sand” level the EPA is excavating down to isn’t so clean. An astute Calumet resident took a sample while his yard was excavated and an on-the-spot analysis showed 108ppm in the so-called “clean sand.”

An Associated Press report on the West Calumet Complex/HUD settlement is making the rounds today.

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