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Group seeks 2nd hearing on tainted East Chicago site’s cleanup

December 10, 2018

A northwestern Indiana community group is asking federal regulators for a second public hearing on the proposed cleanup of the site of a public housing complex that was evacuated and demolished because of industrial contamination.

The East Chicago Calumet Coalition Community Advisory Group says many residents didn’t have a chance to speak at a Nov. 29 hearing due to a time limit and the cleanup plan’s complicated nature.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering the group’s request for a second hearing on the plan.

The EPA is proposing a $26.5 million project to remove lead- and arsenic-tainted soil from the site of the West Calumet Housing Complex, which was evacuated in 2016 after high lead levels were found in some children’s blood samples.

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