EPA finds another toxic metal in the air in Whiting, Hammond

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Brain-damaging lead isn’t the only toxic metal blowing into contaminated neighborhoods in Hammond and Whiting, according to a new federal report that blames a northwest Indiana scrap processor already accused of violating clean air laws.

High levels of cadmium, a soft, silvery white metal that can trigger lung and kidney diseases when inhaled, turned up on eight days between August and December when federal and state monitoring equipment collected air samples near Whiting Metals, 2230 Indianapolis Blvd.

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