Community Meeting/1852 W 19th St/November 9th 2016 @ 6:30 pm/Permit Application for new rotary furnace by H Kramer & Co

The Illinois EPA will host a community meeting regarding a permit application by H Kramer & Co. for a new rotary furnace.
Date: November 9th (Wednesday) 2016
Where: 1852 W 19th St, Chicago (National Museum of Mexican Art)
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Permit application has been extended to December 15th 2016.

CHICAGO, September 22, 2016 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today ordered H. Kramer & Co. to take immediate action to remove lead-contaminated soil in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

The area where the EPA would like to sample residential soil for lead levels. Photo courtesy US EPA.
The residential soil area for lead clean up by Kramer.

CHICAGO, September 22, 2016 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today ordered H. Kramer & Co. to take immediate action to remove lead-contaminated soil from at least 54 residential yards in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. H. Kramer has up to 30 days to comply with EPA’s unilateral administrative order and begin the cleanups.

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Drinking Water Safety Concerns Presentation by David E Jacobs/Lozano Library

P.E.R.R.O. Presentation at the Lozano Library regarding Drinking Water Safety Concerns in Chicago by Health Expert David E. Jacobs

As for the recent research conducted by the EPA, it  displays and recapitulates  the potential contamination of drinking water in the area  due to the new water meter installments in Chicago, especially in the Pilsen community. This informed  statement has originally been emphasized through a  The Chicago Tribune report called City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap water”.  This report highlighted the  city’s officials negligence to notify community members about how “80%  of the properties in Chicago are hooked up to service lines made of lead”.  These are not the only potential hazards of being exposed for they have also found that the city has been utilizing defective  testing methods for testing  lead.

Apart from cautioning you about the potential lead contamination in the Chicago Area, it is also paramount that you understand the detrimental  impacts of being lead poisoned..

According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  lead is known to cause an assortment of health problems that can range from abdominal pain, constipation, depression, irritability, and can lead to other health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and reduced fertility if the exposure is prolonged.

Questions/comments: rose@pilsenperro.org