Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

U.S. SMELTER AND LEAD REFINERY, INC.
EAST CHICAGO, IN

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West Calumet residents may have their children's blood lead tested by calling the East Chicago Health Department at 219-391-8467.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, or ATSDR, advises parents to prevent children from playing in dirt, to wash their children’s toys regularly and to wash their children’s hands after they play outside. All residents should remove shoes before walking into their homes.

To learn about preventing children’s exposure to lead, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/parents.htm

Visit the USS Lead Superfund Site for current site information.

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Public Participation Opportunities

News Release: EPA CANCELS Saturday’s open house in East Chicago, Ind., due to possible lapse in federal appropriation funding. 

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Site News Archive

December 2016

As winter approaches, EPA has shut down most sampling and cleanup activities in the residential areas near the USS Lead Superfund site. Sampling, excavation and restoration will resume in the spring. In the meantime, EPA will continue to update local public information repositories with site documents, present community workshops on the Superfund Program and mail updates to residents.

Over the last several months, EPA workers have conducted in-home cleaning of Zone 1 buildings and begun excavation and in-home cleaning in Zone 2 and Zone 3.

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Previous Public Participation Opportunities

EPA Presentation at the Sept. 24 Open House

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