Chicago To Test New Ultrasonic Water Meters In 150 Homes After Earlier Program Paused Due To Lead ConcernsMayor Lori Lightfoot paused the installation of traditional water meters in homes with lead service lines last July, after tests found 22% of homes tested since 2017 had elevated lead levels in the tap water after meters were installed.
Illinois EPA Launches Online Community Water System ReportsThe EPA estimates that Illinois has 3.7 million water lines. Of those, about 415,000 are made of lead. About 319,000 are made of copper and potentially contain lead solder.
EPA Plans Soil Removal At Lead-Tainted Indiana ComplexThe EPA estimates the cleanup project at the East Chicago's West Calumet Housing Complex will cost about $26 million.
EPA Turns To Judge For Lead-Testing At 9 NW Indiana HomesExposure to even low levels of lead can permanently damage a child's developing brain, affecting their IQ, ability to pay attention and academic achievement.
Nine Hammond Schools Have Elevated Lead Levels In Drinking WaterSchool City of Hammond officials said nine of the district’s 25 school buildings are affected, but they have not said which specific schools have elevated levels of lead in the water.
EPA To Update NW Indiana Residents On Lead, Arsenic CleanupResidents of two northwestern Indiana cities are getting an update on efforts to clean up heavy metals near a former industrial smelter.
Park District Shuts Off Half Its Water Fountains Due To LeadThe Chicago Park District says it may remove up to half its outdoor drinking fountains after tests found high levels of lead in the water.
Crews Begin Demolishing Lead-Contaminated East Chicago Housing ComplexDemolition workers have begun tearing down a public housing complex in East Chicago, Indiana, as part of a cleanup of a site contaminated with lead and arsenic.
2 Investigators: Lead Exposure In Cook County Public HousingSome parents did not know about the results of lead testing in a public housing complex until CBS 2 told them.
Housing Secretary Ben Carson Meets With Officials, Residents In Lead Contaminated East ChicagoU.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson met Monday with Northwest Indiana residents forced from their homes by lead contamination.
Indiana Extends Assistance For East Chicago Lead CrisisIndiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has approved a plan to continue providing emergency aid to East Chicago as it seeks to clean up lead contamination
East Chicago Mayor Rails Against EPA Over Lead Contamination CleanupMayor Anthony Copeland accused the EPA of rushing him into making rapid decisions about the future use of land contaminated with lead.
Housing Authority Selling Items From Contaminated SiteThe East Chicago, Ind. Housing Authority is demolishing a lead-tainted complex, but selling items like sinks and furnaces from units. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Indiana Resident: Lead-Tainted Home Safer Than Moving To Violent ChicagoSome places East Chicago, Indiana resident Akeeshia Daniels refuses to go – like Chicago's Altgeld Gardens housing complex. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Gov. Holcomb Tours Lead Contaminated East Chicago Housing ComplexIndiana Governor Eric Holcomb toured the lead contaminated West Calumet Housing Complex and listened to resident concerns.