Hammond Accelerates Lead Contaminated Soil Removal Project


CATEGORY: Environmental Management, Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Department of Environmental Management let residents of an area of Robertsdale know this week that the clean-up process of lead contaminated soil will now be accelerated with the city’s help. This project will now begin this year instead of its original timeline of up to a decade from now. The city …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor Reports on Death of Migratory Birds


CATEGORY: Environmental Management, Hammond Port Authority, Mayor's Office, News

As Mayor of the City of Hammond and a lover of birds, I continue to be concerned about the death of migratory birds found in and around Wolf Lake. As reported, numerous communities around the Midwest have discovered dead birds and fish in and around inland lakes and natural areas this spring. Many different theories have been put forth as …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Update to George Lake/Whiting Metals Air Quality Issue


CATEGORY: Environmental Management, Mayor's Office, News

The Hammond Department of Environmental Management (HDEM) has been closely following the air sampling results for lead from the air monitoring site located at the Hammond Sanitary District Pump Station which is near the intersection of Indianapolis Boulevard and Lakeview Street. The most recent air sampling results show an average lead reading of 0.091 ug/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter of …

Hammond Department of Environmental Management Releases Testing Results


CATEGORY: Environmental Management, Mayor's Office, News

The City of Hammond Department of Environmental Management (HDEM) and Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., have reviewed the results of the recently gathered X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Soil Data samples taken by HDEM at the Lost Marsh Golf Course, and around the North Basin of George Lake. The Mayor ordered the soil testing to determine if city property contained dangerously …