Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says the state is working on finding funding for water filters in East Chicago homes dealing with lead contamination

- Associated Press
Monday, March 20th 2017, 20:31 pm EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says the state is working on finding funding for water filters in East Chicago homes dealing with lead contamination.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports (http://bit.ly/2nQsMn6 ) that Holcomb told East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland in a letter that state environmental management officials are "exploring funding sources" that may be available.

The filters would be installed in homes located within a federal Superfund site.

The Environmental Protection Agency found lead levels exceeding drinking water standards in some homes due to inadequate corrosion controls. Chemicals are used in water systems to prevent lead from leaching from old pipes into homes.

Last week, Holcomb extended a state disaster declaration covering East Chicago's lead contamination problem for an additional 30 days.

___

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Log In or Register now to earn tokens for enjoying articles!
Advertisement
DAILY BONUS GAMES
$5K  Bonus Games 
  • 1 Search
  • 2 Enjoy
    Content
  • 3 Enjoy
    Content
  • 4 Enjoy
    Content
  • 5 Enjoy
    Content
x
Make sure you're logged in, complete each step and you'll unlock your shot at a fortune!
  • Search Now!1

    Step 1: Search the web to get info you need and go for a PCH SUPERPRIZE!

  • See what's new!2 3 4 5

    Steps 2-5: Get the news, entertainment, horoscopes, lottery results & more! CLAIM TOKENS!

  • Go for $5,000.00 instantly!

    Completing steps 1-5 automatically unlocks your shot at the BIG $5,000.00 INSTANT WIN BONUS GAMES.