More Testing Plans After Swans Found Dead At Indiana Lake

(HAMMOND) – Officials in a northwestern Indiana city plan more testing in and around a lake where at least 30 swans have been found dead since late September.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports officials plan more tests around a former Federated Metals facility and will collect water and sediment samples from nearby George Lake.
The Hammond Department of Environmental Management released the second round of soil sample results Tuesday during a public meeting showing lead contamination levels trending upward along a bike path near the lake. The results, however, are around or below a federal cleanup threshold.
Whiting Metals currently operates at the site of the former Federated Metals, which did smelting and recycling there. Officials including representatives from Whiting Metals suspect a cap on a Federated Metals landfill is likely failing.
Information from: The Times,