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Public Meeting about Estimated Increased Cleanup Costs

Date and Time

Thursday 02/15/2018 5:30PM to 7:30PM CST
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East Chicago Public Library - Robert Pasrick Branch
1008 W. Chicago Ave.
East Chicago, IN


The EPA invites you to a public meeting about a proposed document called an explanation of significant differences (ESD). The ESD explains the significant increases in the estimated cleanup costs for Zones 2 and 3 of Operable Unit 1 of the USS Lead Superfund site.  At the meeting, EPA will answer questions aboutthe proposed document and offer the public an opportunity to provide a formal comment on the proposed ESD. A court reporter will record the comments.

The proposed ESD documents the significant increase between the estimated cost of the cleanup selected in the 2012 Record of Decision for Zones 2 and 3 of Operable Unit 1 of the site and the current estimated cost. The original estimated cleanup cost was $22.8 million; currently, the cost estimate has been revised to $84.9 million. Even with this projected increase in costs, EPA has determined that the cleanup selected in the 2012 ROD—excavation of contaminated soil and off-site disposal—is still the correct remedy for Zones 2 and 3 and continues to meet the requirements of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan.


How to Submit Comments

  • At the Community Meeting on Feb. 15
  • Through our webform
  • By mail must be postmarked no later than Feb. 16, 2018. Send to: Janet Pope, Community Involvement Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 5, Superfund Division (SI-6J), 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590