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USS Lead Superfund Site

The USS Lead Superfund site is located in East Chicago, Indiana. The site includes part of the former USS Lead facility along with nearby commercial, municipal and residential areas.  The primary contaminants of concern are lead and arsenic. The USS Lead site was listed on the National Priorities List of the worst contaminated sites in the country in 2009. The Superfund site is broken into two Operable Units. The first, OU1, has been divided into three zones. These zones include a public housing complex and residential properties. OU2 includes soil at the former USS Lead facility, as well as groundwater beneath both that facility and the residential neighborhoods.

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EPA to host additional public hearing Jan. 10, on the proposed cleanup plan for zone 1 of the USS Lead Superfund site, East Chicago, Ind.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a second public hearing to accept additional comments on the proposed cleanup plan for zone 1 of the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago, Ind. Comments submitted at the first public hearing on Nov. 29, or those mailed or submitted online have already been included. Comments do not need to be resubmitted.  

The public hearing in January will allow residents a second opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on EPA’s proposal to clean up zone 1 to meet residential standards. EPA will provide a recap of the Nov. 29 presentation and hold a question-and-answer session, followed by a public hearing. Those who did not make oral statements at the first hearing will be given priority in the speaking order.

When:            Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
Time:              6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where:           Former Carrie Gosch Elementary School, 455 E. 148th St. , East Chicago, Ind.

EPA has not extended the public comment period and will accept comments on the proposal until Jan. 14. To submit comments:

Public Notice: Comment Period and Public Meeting on a Proposed Amendment to the Cleanup Plan for the Residential Area (Zone 1)