EPA proposes $22 million cleanup of former DuPont site near Chicago

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a public comment period on its proposed $22.6 million cleanup of soil and groundwater at the industrial area of the former DuPont facility in East Chicago, Ind.

The 440-acre DuPont site is contaminated with arsenic, lead, zinc and cadmium. The DuPont site is located south of the USS Lead Superfund site where a separate cleanup is currently in progress.

“The proposed cleanup at the former DuPont site further demonstrates EPA’s commitment to finding solutions to protect the health and safety of East Chicago residents,” said Administrator Scott Pruitt.

The upcoming DuPont site cleanup will focus on a solid waste landfill, open and/or filled land, former industrial property available for redevelopment and leased industrial property.

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