Photo: Annie Ropeik (IPB News)
One year ago, East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland told residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex they had to move out because of lead and arsenic contamination.
The announcement sparked a year of frantic action from residents, public officials, activists, and lawyers that’s still ongoing.
In Blood, Lead & Soil: A Year In East Chicago, Indiana Public Broadcasting looks at the past year and takes stake of what’s ahead in a special hour of coverage. Click the link to see exclusive video, photos, audio and documents and listen to the full broadcast above.