Living Downstream Preview: Public Housing on a Superfund Site – January 2, 2019

What if the government invited you to live in affordable housing – then told you that the ground on which those apartments were built was polluted with lead and arsenic. Yes, this really happened.

Today we’re concluding the previews of our podcast Living Downstream. Producers Annie Ropeik and Nicholas Janzen bring us the story of a public housing project in East Chicago, Indiana. It was built on a lead-and-arsenic polluted Superfund site. Residents like Keisha Daniels were left in limbo after the projects were shuttered.

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