Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

FEDERATED METALS CORP WHITING
HAMMOND, IN

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EPA collected soil samples from 242 properties in the vicinity of the former Federated Metals plant to determine the extent of historic lead contamination in the area. The assessment found 163 residential yards that had soil lead levels above EPA’s health standard. Residential soil sampling data is available.

In 2018 and 2019 EPA used its legal authority to clean up 33 priority properties where surface lead levels were equal to or exceeded 1,200 parts lead per million parts soil and where sensitive populations resided. For this project, sensitive population was defined as pregnant women, and children under seven.

EPA started a short-term removal action at this site to protect human health and the environment.  This site is not in the National Priorities List (NPL). Additional information regarding the type of response actions EPA is authorized to perform and the NPL is available at the Superfund: CERCLA Overview website.       

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Do you still have questions about the site?

  • The Federated Metals hotline is 219-561-9553
  • Submit a question here.

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