Tara Adams, who is one of the last remaining residents of the West Calumet complex, says residents haven't received the attention they deserve. Administrator Pruitt has been the main proponent of the Trump administration's proposed 31 percent across the board EPA cuts, including plans to completely eliminate funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and to slash funding for many other critical environmental protection programs in Region 5.
Mike Mikulka, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 704, which represents local EPA workers, said the regional office extended an invitation to Pruitt, but was told he was unavailable to meet during his visit.
The EPA will now review and reconsider revisions on effluent limitations made under the Clean Water Act under the Obama administration in 2015, Pruitt said.
In East Chicago, about 1,200 mostly low-income black and Latino residents of the complex are being forced to move out because of high levels of lead that were found in the soil and drinking water.
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Chanting crowds weaved through streets of East Chicago; some held signs that read "East Chicago Demands Clean Water". "Stop corporate greed. Fully fund the EPA".
In November 2015, under an agreement with the EPA, BNSF Railway and H. Kramer began removing lead-contaminated soil from two areas in the Pilsen neighborhood - a railway spur and alley behind the H. Kramer foundry and an area near Benito Juarez Community Academy. An expert said the chemical the city was using actually could have increased lead releases.
"We are truly in the fight of our lives", she said.
Later, during a rally outside Carrie Gosch Elementary School, Lopez said she sought testing at the Mayo Clinic that showed she has lead, arsenic and another toxic metal in her bones.
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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured an IN public-housing complex on Wednesday where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination, his first visit to a Superfund site that some environmental advocates called a major leadership test.
"EPA is continuing to follow through with President Trump's Energy Independence Executive Order", Pruitt said in a statement on Wednesday. "And we air we breathe is contaminated", said Thomas Frank, a resident of the community of roughly 30,000 who lives near the Superfund site. "We will not relent".
"Today is one step farther, one step forward, and we will not take a step back". The story prompted the union for EPA employees in the Great Lakes region to ask EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for a meeting when he was in the area.
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Just learned that Jon @Ossoff, who is running for Congress in Georgia, doesn't even live in the district . With 100 per cent of precincts reporting, Mr Ossoff finished far ahead with 48.1 per cent support.