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EPA to hold April 7 community meeting and open house at the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago, Ind.

Contact Information: 
Rachel Bassler (

For Immediate Release: No. 18-OPA007

CHICAGO (March 27, 2018) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a community meeting to provide an update on upcoming activities at the USS Lead Superfund site. The meeting will be followed by an open house where various federal and local agencies will be available to speak one-on-one with residents.

Additional attendees include: Agency for Toxic and Substance Disease Registry, city of East Chicago, East Chicago Housing Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

When             Saturday, April 7

Where            Former Carrie Gosch Elementary School
                          455 E. 148th St., East Chicago

Time               Public meeting:         10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
                          Open House:            1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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Superfund Task Force. In May 2017 Administrator Scott Pruitt established a task force to restore EPA's Superfund program to its rightful place at the center of the Agency's core mission to protect health and the environment. Click here to learn more.