HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — An air permit has been approved for a lead reclamation business at the site of a former smelter.
The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Thursday that the state Department of Environmental Management renewed a 10-year permit Dec. 22 for Whiting Metals.
Whiting Metals operates at the Federated Metals site in Hammond. Remediation plans for the site started in 1992.
The newspaper says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began sampling at city-owned properties in November 2016 near the site to determine if heavy metals might have contaminated nearby residential areas. More sampling was conducted in March.
Hammond resident and attorney David Dabertin had urged the state to delay a decision on the air permit until after the extent of off-site soil contamination was determined.
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