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EPA Results Show Lead At Terre Haute Site


Some test results are back on a piece of property that the city of Terre Haute owns and hopes to use for a portion of an upgraded sewage treatment plant.

Preliminary EPA findings show potentially hazardous levels of lead in parts of that former scrap yard between 1 st Street and the Wabash River near Hulman Street.

The area was given to the city by Sugar Creek Scrap. 

Terre Haute plans to build a structure on the site that would be part of the city’s improved sewage treatment system and would filter trash, leaves and debris from storm water before overflowing into the river.

The lead contamination would only affect those who get the lead in their mouths or on their skin, like workers or those who trespass on the property.

It has yet to be decided just how the cleanup of the site will proceed.