Cleanup begins soon on one of the sections of the lead contaminated West Calumet neighborhood in East Chicago.
It comes after the Environmental Protection Agency found arsenic in the soil and announced lead contamination levels 100 times higher than what’s considered safe.
In this section of the site, the EPA will remove contaminated soil from 13 yards. Crews will dig down about 2 feet, dispose of the contaminated soil, and replace it with lead-free soil.
This is one of three zones in the cleanup site.