East Chicago environmental activists to accommodate with Rep. Visclosky, speak sludge storage

July 14, 2017 - storage organizer

Environmental probity advocates contend they are flourishing increasingly undone with a landscape in East Chicago after training that a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has practical for a assent to continue storing poisonous sludge from a Indiana Harbor and Shipping Canal in East Chicago.

In an bid to widespread recognition of this emanate and voice their concerns, a Community Strategy Group, an environmental advocacy organisation formed in East Chicago, has scheduled a assembly Saturday with U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, to voice their regard about intensity poisonous lees being stored in a city.

“The (confined ordering facility) is already here though we don’t wish toxins dredged adult from a waterway and placed in a enclosure here in East Chicago,” pronounced a Rev. Cheryl Rivera. “So a conflict is to a permit. We wish a congressman to support us in objecting this and we wish a (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) to repudiate a assent to a Army Corps of Engineers.”

The toxins being dredged out of a waterway are called PCBs, that a EPA criminialized in 1979 citing that they were “toxic” and presumably cancerous.