Tri-Taylor Neighbors Sue To Block Gas Station Project At Former Toxic Site; 'Not One Person Was In Favor Of This'"To come back with another contaminating activity makes absolutely no sense,” Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) said.
EPA Aims To Remove Polluted Soil From 167 East Chicago HomesIn 2016, over 1,000 people were forced from the West Calumet Housing Complex after tests found high lead levels in blood samples from some children and some yards with lead levels over 70 times the U.S. safety standard.
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.
Indiana Health Officials Push Parents To Test Kids For LeadThe Environmental Protection Agency tore down the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana after high lead levels were discovered in the soil in 2016. The Indiana Department of Health says the finding has prompted more than 2,200 East Chicago residents to get blood tests, but it's not enough.