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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.

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EPA is accepting public comments on a proposed explanation for a $60 million increase in its cost for cleanup of zones 2 and 3 of the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago, Indiana. The 60-day public comment period begins Dec.18, 2017, and closes Feb. 16, 2018. 

  • Comments may be submitted via the web through our webform.
  • Comments may be submitted at our Thursday, Feb. 15 public meeting.
  • Written comments submitted 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
  • Read our press release.