Project 6 Outreach in East Chicago

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Project 6 Leader Dr. Peter Thorne, staff member Barb Mendenhall, and trainees Ezazul Haque and Tuo Lan attended an EPA meeting in East Chicago, Indiana on April 6, 2019. The EPA debriefed East Chicago residents on its planned cleanup activities for the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site, which encompasses East Chicago’s Calumet neighborhood. During the 2019 season, the EPA plans to remove contaminated soil from properties in both East Calumet and Calumet neighborhoods. Project 6 has been studying airborne PCBs and other contaminant exposures for residents in East Chicago and Columbus Junction since 2010.

During the past several years, it has been meeting regularly with the East Chicago Community Activist Group to hear and address the needs of the community.

Picture courtesy of Kyle Telechan/Post-Tribune.