Gov. Holcomb signs HEA 1344
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb signed HEA 1344, which reaffirms and continues the state’s efforts to assist East Chicago families who were negatively affected by lead contamination. The bill was authored by state Rep. Earl Harris, Jr. (D-East Chicago) and sponsored by state Sens. Lonnie Randolph (D-East Chicago) and Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso). It received unanimous support by both chambers of the General Assembly. Yesterday, Gov. Eric Holcomb joined federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, Indiana Congressional delegates, East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, Sen. Randolph, Rep. Harris, East Chicago officials and community leaders. Administrator Pruitt toured the site and was briefed on effort to-date as well as the work that remains to help affected residents. It was the administrator’s first visit to a Superfund site since taking on his new role as EPA chief. Stay up to date on the state’s ongoing efforts with local and federal partners to assist Hoosiers in the USS Lead Superfund Site by visiting the following website: www.HealthyEastChicago.com
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