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.
EPA is hosting monthly community meetings for residents of the USS Lead site. The meetings will be held on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Old Carrie Gosch School. Different topics, based on community input and questions will be highlighted each month. The first meeting will update the community on current activities and have a general question and answer session. Mark your calendar postcard announcing monthly community meetings in English and Spanish (PDF) (1 p, 56 K, About PDF)
The dates of the first six meetings will be:
- U.S. EPA, Indiana, East Chicago Officials Issue Joint Statement Pledging Improved Coordination, Communication and Cleanup of USS Lead Superfund Site (May 5, 2017)
- EPA Administrator Visits Contaminated Site in East Chicago, Pledges Coordinated Cleanup Among Federal, State and Local Partners (April 19, 2017)
- EPA set to resume cleanup at USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago, Ind. (March 20, 2017)