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Lead contaminated Residential Soil Clean-up begins by H. Kramer & Co in Pilsen April 2017


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing the cleanup of leadcontaminated soil in the residential area referred to as Operable Unit 2 of the Pilsen Area Soils site. Contractors from H. Kramer & Co. are resuming the work this month April 2017 in the area bounded by West 18th Place to the north, an alley halfway between South Allport Street and South Racine Avenue to the east, West 21st Street to the south, and South Loomis Street to the west (See map, Page 2). The work is being conducted in compliance with U.S. EPA’s unilateral order issued to H. Kramer & Co.  to remove lead-contaminated soil from at least 54 residential yards in the target area.

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Residential home owner agreements can be found at links below. (Testing as well as lead soil clean-up to be done at no charge to homeowner.)

The EPA along with PERRO volunteers will be doing Outreach in the OU2 area to reach homeowners starting in April 2017

Pilsen Soil Operable Unit 2 Residential Site



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

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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 | ? @MichaelTiboris