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DuPont Facility (East Chicago)

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Community Involvement Coordinator
Rafael P. Gonzalez (gonzalez.rafaelp@epa.gov)
312-886-0269 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60269

Project Manager
Jennifer Dodds (dodds.jennifer@epa.gov)
312-886-1484 or 800-621-8431, ext. 1484


(where to view written records)

The East Chicago Public Library
1008 W. Chicago Ave.
East Chicago, Ind.

U.S. EPA, Region 5
Land and Chemicals Division Records Center
77 West Jackson Boulevard, 7th Floor
Chicago, Ill.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m


The DuPont facility is at 5215 Kennedy Ave. The Natural Area and Buffer Zone make up the 195-acre eastern portion of the facility. An industrial area along Gary and Cline Avenues roughly forms the eastern and northern boundary, the Grand Calumet River is the southern boundary and the former DuPont manufacturing area is the western boundary. The area near the Natural Area and Buffer Zone is mostly industrial with a residential area – East Chicago’s Riley Park community – to the northwest.

The Natural Area is an undeveloped tract of original lakeplain/dunes land with alternating dry sand ridges and wet organic swales.

The entire DuPont facility consists of the Natural Area and adjacent Buffer Zone, plus 29 acres leased for active industrial use, 30 acres of solid waste landfill, 155 acres of former industrial property that could be redeveloped and 52 acres of open and/or filled land.

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September 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 5, presents this Final Decision (FD), which identifies the final remedies selected for the DuPont Facility Natural Area and Buffer Zone located in East Chicago, Indiana, pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Section 3008(h). Included in this FD is a summary of conditions found at the facility, the risks posed by those conditions, the interim measures taken, and the final corrective action alternatives that EPA has selected. Additional details relating to the Site conditions, the measures taken and all the alternatives considered are available in the Statement of Basis issued by EPA in August 2014. Prior to issuing this FD, EPA presented the Statement of Basis to the public and stakeholders for review and comment from August 13, 2014- September 12, 2014.  No comments were received by EPA during the public comment period.

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