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The East Chicago Lead Crisis, One Year Later

Last year, more than a thousand West Calumet Housing Complex residents were told to relocate. Where are they now?

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In this thorough Times of Northwest Indiana story, two reporters explore the aftermath of Mayor Anthony Copeland’s letter to the West Calumet Housing Complex—in which he advised them to “temporarily relocate” due to various contaminants in the soil. With detailed infographics and statistics, the piece examines a complicated and controversial issue.