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Zone 3, USS Lead Superfund Site

Update - Jan. 2021

Zone 3

Zone 3 Soil Remediation

EPA has completed soil sampling at all 481 properties in Zone 3. Sampling results showed 297 properties required cleanup. As of the end of the 2020 construction season, EPA and contractors working on behalf of the responsible parties have cleaned up 287 properties. All residential properties in Zone 3 have been cleaned and restored.  EPA estimates that the 10 remaining non-residential properties will be remediated during the 2021 construction season, pending access for cleanup.

Zone 3 Indoor Dust Sampling and Cleanings

There were no properties sampled for interior dust during the 2020 construction season in Zone 3. Property owners who could not be reached for indoor dust sampling or cleaning in previous construction seasons were offered the option to receive an indoor cleaning kit.


Zone 3: a neighborhood located between the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Line on the west, Parrish Avenue on the east, East 149th Place to the south and E. Chicago Avenue to the north.

Zone Map

Information for Residents in Zone 3 

Health Concerns
Including childhood lead exposure and blood lead testing

City of East Chicago Health Department
100 W. Chicago Ave.

Lead Testing hours at the Health Department
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
(Results will return between 1 - 2 weeks)

Indiana State Department of Health
2 N. Meridian St.


Your Community Health Center

1313 W. Chicago Ave.

Indiana Lead Protection Program

If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. The Indiana Lead Protection Program can help protect your family from lead in your home.

About the Program

FREE lead testing and lead hazard control including health and safety repairs to qualifying homes. The program is available to qualified homeowners, rental occupants and rental property owners. Lead-hazard repair work may include windows, doors, painting and special cleaning.

There is NO COST whether you own or rent your home. Rental property owners must also agree to participate in the program before work can begin on your unit. For more information about the Lead Protection Program please visit the following website: