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Rescheduled Guest Speaker: Michael Tiboris/Lozano Library/February 25, 2017/Saturday @ 3:30 pm/Drinking Water Contamination concerns

P.E.R.R.O. Presentation:

Drinking Water Contamination Concerns

Date: February 25, 2017, Saturday

Where: Lozano Library 1805 S Loomis, Chicago, IL

Time : 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Michael Tiboris, Water Expert

https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/expert/michael-tiboris

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Cities are morally responsible for removing lead water hazards, but it will be expensive, as well as legally and socially complicated.  What are some short and long-term steps to dealing with the problem, and what does this imply about who is responsible for the safety of urban drinking water?

Michael Tiboris is a Global Water Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Public Fellow for the American Council of Learned Societies.  He writes about water justice and the role of water in foreign policy.  This includes work on fair resource distribution, urban water quality crises, water conflict, and cooperative transboundary resource governance.

Michael Tiboris, Ph.D. ? Fellow, Global Water

Public Fellow, Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies
+1 312-256-8525 | mtiboris@thechicagocouncil.org ? @MichaelTiboris

Unfortunately, our guest speaker has come down with a terrible cold and is unable to speak. Apologies for any inconvenience

Date: January 28, 2017, Saturday

Where: Lozano Library 1805 S Loomis, Chicago, IL

Time : 2 pm

Unfortunately, our guest speaker has come down with a terrible cold and is unable to speak. Apologies for any inconvenience. We will still convene today.

Topics will include:
– PERRO’s ongoing work
– An update on the EPA under the Trump administration
– A review of Chicago’s lead service line problem
– A review of our absent speaker’s OpEd:
Chicago should remove all lead service lines to ensure safe water
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-lead-pipes-service-lines-water-perspec-1004-md-20161003-story.html

EPA began the Remediation Pilsen Soil/ Kramer Project

The EPA finally started the remediation of those homes that tested positive for lead in Pilsen in the radius between Allport St and Loomis St and between 18th Pl and 21st. Kramer Foundry at 1345 W 21st was found accountable by the  EPA thru a legal binding decree December 2015. Only about 5 homes will be done before they begin the remaining 54 homes the spring 2017
https://www.epa.gov/il/pilsen-area-soil-site