The United States Environmental Protection Agency has announced two open house discussion sessions about the work completed in 2019 on the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago, Indiana.
The open house will include officials from the EPA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the East Chicago Water Department. The officials will meet with attendees and answer individual questions.
The USS Lead Superfund site includes a portion of the former USS Lead facility, as well as nearby commercial and residential areas. Contaminants such as lead and arsenic have previously been located on the site, leading to its 2009 addition to the National Priorities List of most contaminated sites in the United States.
The open house discussion will give residents the opportunity to ask in-depth questions about clean-up procedure and learn more about the clean-up progress.
The event will be hosted on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the former Carrie Gosch Elementary School atrium. The two sessions will be from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Photo courtesy of the EPA.