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La Organización sobre Derechos y Reformas Ambientales de Pilsen
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July 2005 reports on H. Kramer & Co.

The following reports were provided to PERRO on July 1, 2005, per the advisory referendum passed November 2004 that stated:

Shall our elected officials, especially Alderman Daniel Solis, insist that the H. Kramer and Co. brass foundry at 1345–47 W. 21st Street be investigated by the Chicago Department of the Environment and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for repeated incidents of contamination of the air in Pilsen, and shall a public report be produced and made available at the Rudy Lozano branch library no later than July 1, 2005?

Per the Chicago Department of Environment, PERRO provided questions on which the reports below were based. All the documents below are available at the Rudy Lozano Library at 1805 S. Loomis, Chicago.

Chicago Department of Environment Report

Chicago Department of Public Health Report

Illinois EPA Report

U.S. EPA Report

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PERRO data analysis, August 2005


U.S. EPA Settlement Agreement, April 2006

Illinois EPA Settlement Agreement, August 2005

Additional EPA Information

Annual Emissions Reports

These documents from the IL EPA show the emissions Kramer reported and estimated annually, along with select data on EPA-allowable levels of some emissions.

1992–95 | 1996–2000 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004


H. Kramer Lifetime Operating Permit, Revised (2001, 1997) [ DOWNLOAD ]

Air of Injustice: How Air Pollution Affects the Lives of Hispanics and Latinos

This 2004 report by the League of Latin American Citizens details the environmental injustice issue as it pertains to hispanics and latinos living near power plants.




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.