Activists strife with Rep. Visclosky over East Chicago rubbish storage

July 16, 2017 - storage organizer

Tempers flared Saturday during a assembly during that members of an East Chicago environmental advocacy organisation hoped to win a support of U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in hostile a assent permitting a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ to store aloft concentrations of PCB rubbish dredged from a Indiana Harbor and Canal during an East Chicago facility.

“The answer is no,” Visclosky pronounced in response to Community Strategy Group’s request. “I will not pointer a minute observant that we conflict a permit.”

Visclosky’s response came after an hour-long display during a East Chicago Public Library Robert Pastrick branch, during that environmental advocates and East Chicago residents minute their concerns about permitting a Army Corps to dispose of aloft levels of contaminants in a enclosure ordering trickery during 3500 Indianapolis Blvd.

His preference hurt those during a standing-room-only meeting.