P.E.R.R.O. Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization
La Organización sobre Derechos y Reformas Ambientales de Pilsen
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Press Kit

EPA Reaches Agreement with H. Kramer (EPA Press Release), Thursday, April 6, 2006 [ DOWNLOAD ]

EPA cites H. Kramer for clean-air violations (EPA press release), July 6, 2005 [ LINK TO EPA SITE ]

July 1, 2005 Reports on H. Kramer Co. by Chicago Department of Environment, Department of Public Health, Illinois EPA, and U.S. EPA [ LINK TO REPORTS PAGE ]

Soil sampling results, STAT Analysis Corp. (samples taken March 6 and 14, 2005)
[ DOWNLOAD ]

Analysis of soil results, Subra Co.
[ DOWNLOAD ]

Surface wipe sampling results, STAT Analysis Corp. (samples taken May 7, 2005)
[ DOWNLOAD ]

Analysis of surface wipe results, Subra Co.
[ DOWNLOAD ]

Scorecard.org data on H. Kramer & Co.
[ LINK TO SITE ]

H. Kramer Superfund site in California
[ DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS ] [ LINK TO EPA SITE ]

Notes from meeting between PERRO, Alderman Solis’ Office and the Department of Environment, February 2, 2005
[ DOWNLOAD ]

Questions community asked DOE report to answer, submitted to the Department of Environment at January 31, 2005 press conference
[ DOWNLOAD ]

DOE response to questions, April 11, 2005
[ DOWNLOAD ]

Past Media Coverage

See the “PERRO in the News” section for past newspaper, TV, and radio coverage of the H. Kramer campaign.

Press Releases

April 6, 2006 -- H. Kramer to spend $500,000 on Pollution Filters: Pilsen residents' activism, research, and communication with officals pays off [ DOWNLOAD ]

June 1, 2005 -- Elevated Lead Levels Found in Independent Soil Tests around H. Kramer Foundry in Pilsen: Parents, teachers, and members of the Pilsen community continue to fight for a clean environment
[ DOWNLOAD ]

January 31, 2005 -- Pilsen Residents Push for Action Against Polluter: Community Involves Department of Environment in Investigation of H. Kramer Foundry
[ DOWNLOAD ]

November 8, 2004 -- Referendum Passes to Investigate Foundry Pollution in Pilsen: H. Kramer and Company Brass Foundry Spreading Cancer, Breathing Problems with Lead Emissions [ DOWNLOAD ]

To contact PERRO

Call us to obtain more information or interview sources in English or Spanish.

Dorian Breuer
(312) 854-9247

 

 

 

Print-Quality Photos

Click the images below to download photos that print 4x6 at 300 dpi.

Kramer from SE (S. Throop St.)
Metallic-smelling steam
The alley behind Kramer dead-ends in trash and dirt Maria Chavez carries soil samples in a cooler Kramer from NE (W. 21st St.)
Members of the soiltesting group: (L-R) Mike Dvorak, Maria Chavez, Jack Ailey, Dorian Breuer, Jose Chavez, Ramiro Borja
Jack Ailey taking a soil sample (also available as a vertical)
Maria Chavez logs the test sites and puts soil samples in a cooler

Video for Broadcast Media

“Pollution at H. Kramer,” Thomas Yun and Dorian Breuer [ DOWNLOAD -- 42 MB MOV file ]

“The Air We Breathe in Pilsen”
a documentary by Thomas Yun and Dorian Breuer

[ DOWNLOAD -- 12 MB MOV file ]

Raw footage of H. Kramer pollution available upon request



 

 

 
PERRO is a grassroots community organization located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.
For more information, please contact Dorian Breuer at (312) 854-9247 or email info@pilsenperro.org.