Please submit comments to the EPA as soon as possible.
In the name of “regulatory reform,” the EPA is asking for comments on how EPA regulations are “burdensome” and which should be repealed. Pruitt has been reaching out to polluters for weeks so they have had some lead time to record their comments.
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.
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
1640 S Blue Island/Twisted Bull (formerly Efebina’s)
Date: April 12, 2017 Wednesday
Time: 6 pm
Pledge sheets available soon for anyone that would like to participate !
Please help support P.E.R.R.O. !
We will walk in Pilsen as we highlight some environmental
concerns and raise funds.
Next P.E.R.R.O. meeting :
Location: 1640 S Blue Island /Twisted Bull (formerly Efebina’s)
Date: March 15, 2017 Wednesday
Time: 6 pm
Next PERRO meeting !
Address: 1640 S Blue Island at Twisted Bull (formerly Efebina’s)
Date: February 15, 2017 Wednesday
Time: 6 pm
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
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