comScore
Video

Another Flint? Gov. Mike Pence Absent Amid ‘Astronomical’ Lead Contamination in Indiana Neighborhood

In a case reminiscent of the crisis in Flint, Michigan, the EPA is stepping up efforts to respond to lead contamination levels in an affordable housing complex in Indiana.

According to reporting by The Young Turks, 1200 people have been ordered to evacuate homes that were built on the site of multiple lead smelting plants in the state’s industrial corridor.

Meanwhile its governor, the Republican VP candidate Mike Pence is absent.

Amid signs warning children not to play on the lawns because of the dangerously high levels of lead contamination brimming on the surface, TYT‘s Jordan Chariton spoke to residents, local politicians, and environmental activists, documenting a neighborhood beset by multiple health problems and administrative indifference.

[h/t TYT]

Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.

This post has been updated.

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop