Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank, environmental activist, speaks at a November 2017 public hearing on Indiana Coke Co.'s air pollution permit renewal in East Chicago.

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VALPARAISO — Two environmental activists dedicated to reducing pollution in the Region will talk Monday about industrial toxins.

The Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Watershed Group is hosting the event at 7 p.m. Monday at the Porter County Administration Building, 155 Indiana Ave.

Thomas Frank, of the Community Strategy Group of East Chicago, will discuss lead, arsenic, chromium and cadmium contamination in the Region and attempts by residents to persuade the Environmental Protection Agency and state legislators to reduce and mediate pollution and obtain a healthy environment.

Sam Hendery, a staff attorney working out of the Hoosier Environmental Council's new office in Gary, will explore legal aspects of toxins pollution Lake Michigan. He will also offer an overview of his group's efforts to protect Northwest Indiana.

The meeting is open to the public. Pizza and a question-answer period with the speakers are planned.

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