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EPA Open House: Get your property sampled for lead levels

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

The U.S. EPA is asking some Pilsen residents for permission to sample their property for lead contamination as part of a soil remediation project in the area. Continue reading EPA Open House: Get your property sampled for lead levels

Ald. Solis says YES to metal shredder and NO to our health!

Ald. Daniel Solis supports the plans of the Pure Metals Company to build a metal shredding facility across from Benito Juarez High School. Shredders pose serious risks to the health and safety of the surrounding community through soil and water contamination, increased traffic, noise and vibrations, and air pollution that can cause cancer and other health issues.

Continue reading Ald. Solis says YES to metal shredder and NO to our health!

Mayor Emanuel announces next steps to transform Fisk Coal Plant site into community asset

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined leaders of the Fisk and Crawford Reuse Task Force to announce today that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and NRG Energy have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore potential redevelopment of the Fisk coal plant site into a CTA bus garage and maintenance facility. Significant sections of the Fisk site would also be set aside as open space and a park for use by the community, and the site will be better connected to the Chicago River. Continue reading Mayor Emanuel announces next steps to transform Fisk Coal Plant site into community asset