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EPA Says Chemical Leaked Into Lake Michigan From Wastewater Spill In Indiana

In this update, the EPA says a potentially carcinogenic chemical did leak into Lake Michigan after a wastewater spill in Indiana this week, but not enough to be significant.

Chicago’s Department of Water Management says it found two parts per billion of the chemical in the lake about a mile north of the spill.

It says that’s a higher level than would be expected in normal lake water.

EPA has a standard of 100 parts per billion and say the spill isn’t significant to warrant action.

The chemical was not present near drinking water intakes.