Elevated lead levels found in East Chicago water, EPA says

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Friday, December 9, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Elevated levels of lead have been discovered in the drinking water in East Chicago, Indiana, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed.

Last summer, certain East Chicago residents were told to move because of high levels of lead and arsenic.

EPA officials said the results are preliminary and don't indicate if there is a widespread problem. They advise residents to use a water filter.