Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public-comment period on
the proposed cleanup plan for Area C of the NIPSCO Bailly generating
facility in Chesterton through Oct. 18.
National Park has been impacted by a solid waste management unit in Area C,
‘In the 1960s and
1970s, NIPSCO used the solid waste management unit to dispose of ash created
from burning coal to generate electricity,” EPA said. “The ash is buried
about 25 feet underground. Coal ash contains various hazardous metals, and
the primary contaminant of concern in the park is a metal called boron.
Underwater water, or groundwater, is in contact with the ash and carries the
underground contamination into the park.”
presentation on the proposed cleanup plan is available at go.usa.gov/xvuqx
contacts will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, to answer
questions live through a conference line, accessible at (312) 667-5632,
conference code 1344648
Comments on the
proposed plan may be submitted through Oct. 18 in the following ways:
-- By confidential
voicemail at (312) 886-6015.
-- By fax at (312)