attorney Debbie Chizewer

EPA To Monitor East Chicago Groundwater At USS Lead

Nov 28, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency is making progress on a long-awaited groundwater investigation at the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago. The EPA recently announced it will oversee the installation of 10 more groundwater monitoring wells and give the community quarterly updates on what the agency finds. 

A state agency has convinced the City of East Chicago to fully replace lead pipes in some homes near the USS Lead Superfund site. It had only been doing partial replacements — a practice the Environmental Protection Agency says doesn't reduce lead contamination and can sometimes make it worse.