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Protecting the well-being of the people who live on the USS Lead Superfund site is crucial.

– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to resume cleanup work in zones 2 and 3 of the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago in April. EPA has reached an agreement with several potentially responsible parties to fund part of this work valued at an estimated $16 million -- in addition to the $26 million already secured for work under a 2014 consent decree. “Governor Holcomb and I agree that protecting the well-being of the people who live on the USS Lead Superfund site is crucial,” said Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator. “EPA is accelerating the cleanup to keep residents safe in their homes and neighborhoods.” “The health and well-being of Hoosier families is fundamental to our prosperity as a state,” Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said. “I am thrilled to be working with Administrator Pruitt and his team, along with local leaders and stakeholders, on ef...

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