Toxic soil in East Chicago causes residents to vacate
By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ Anthony Copeland, mayor of East Chicago, Ind., announced in July that the residents of West Calumet Housing Complex in Indiana must evacuate becasue of high levels of toxic lead in the soil. This was just three months after the Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA) received word that the area’s soil had become highly toxic, according to the EPA’s acting regional administrator for the Great Lakes region Robert A. Kaplan. Kaplan said that in 2008, as the EPA sought Superfund status for the Lead Refinery Smelting Plant in the area, tests identified some “hot spots” in the … Continue reading Toxic soil in East Chicago causes residents to vacate
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