East Chicago, Indiana - August 24, 2016
Activist Sherry Hunter, at left, talks with young residents, including, from left, Deandre Bass, 18, Nicholas Maiden with 8-month-old Rey Colon Jr. and Rey Colon outside of their homes in the West Calumet area of East Chicago, Indiana.
The West Calumet Housing Complex, which is currently home to about 1,200 people, is located on a 79-acre Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site where a USS Lead facility was located in East Chicago, Indiana. Up until 1985, a lead refinery, a copper smelter and a secondary lead smelter were also in the area. The houses were built between the late 1960s and early 1970s.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times 30194607A