PERRO is working with the EPA, the Health Department and the city to put together a community forum on polluted soils in Pilsen. Continue reading
From Drew Kann of Medill Reports: “In Pilsen questions remain over cleanup of Fisk site”
PERRO volunteers at this past weekend’s open house show the local activist group’s recently released recommendations for the use of the Fisk Generation Station site.
Outlined in blue is the land on the Fisk Generation Station site that is available for future redevelopment, according to the PERRO report.
There is no shortage of ideas among Pilsen residents about what to do with the site of the now-shuttered Fisk Generation Station located in the West Side Chicago neighborhood.
However, many in the area seem to share one concern: site remediation and cleanup.
Important Public Hearing on Lead Pollution in Pilsen: The Illinois EPA wants to hear from Pilsen residents
Wednesday, February 15th
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Casa Michoacán – 1638 S. Blue Island Ave.
PERRO’s work monitoring pollution in the Pilsen neighborhood over the past 8 years has lead the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to determine that there are serious concerns in regards to lead air pollution in the Pilsen community. The Illinois EPA and the Illinois State Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against H. Kramer and Co. a brass smelter at 1345 West 21st St. which they believe bears primary responsibility for the lead pollution problem. Continue reading