Ben Carson visits lead-troubled East Chicago

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says it's clear that residents forced to move from a public-housing complex in East Chicago because of lead contamination feel uprooted.

However, he said Monday said it's important to recognize the people needed to be removed from harm's way, and that the relocation has been done in a "good way."

About 300 families moved from the West Calumet Housing Complex in the past year after tests found high lead levels in blood samples of some children.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Carson and other elected officials said Monday they remain committed to working together to address the lead and arsenic contamination crisis in the area. Carson was expected to meet with officials including Gov. Eric Holcomb and U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

More Stories You May Be Interested In - includes Advertiser Stories