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Pilsen Soil Project Update

 

See map, which shows

June 2016 Update

Areas 1 through 10 representing segments along the spur and alley.OU 1 consists of an east-west alley between West 21st Street and West Cermak Road and between South Loomis and South Throop Streets. It also includes a railway spur that begins on South Laflin Street behind the Benito Juarez Community Academy athletic field and ending on West Cermak Road just east of South Loomis Street. Starting in November, EPA oversaw the removal of tracks and ties along the railway spur and the excavation and disposal of lead-contaminated soil from the railroad spur and alley. (See map, which shows Areas 1 through 10 representing segments along the spur and alley.)  Area 1 west of the Benito Juarez parking lot driveway has a final compacted gravel cap. Workers have also completed capping with a final asphalt cover on Areas 5, 7, 8 and 9. The eastern part of Area 1 (east of the Benito Juarez parking lot driveway) and Area 2 will have an asphalt cover installed the week of June 20 along with Areas 4, 6 and 10. Area 3 is the area where the railroad spur crossed over South Loomis Street and it is already covered with the street’s asphalt.

Jaunary 2016

Environmental Protection Agency is asking owners of over 100 properties in a portion of the Pilsen neighborhood for permission to take samples in their yards and gardens for lead-contaminated soil.

The specific residential area — referred to as Operable Unit 2 — is bounded by 18th Place to the north, an alley halfway between Allport Street and Racine Avenue to the east, 21st Street to the south, and Loomis Street to the west. There are about 178 residential properties in this 25-acre OU2 site. About 121 of the properties have non-permanent covers in their yards such as bare soil, grass or gravel and are the focus of EPA’s outreach.

If you own a residential property within these boundaries, EPA urges you to complete an access agreement allowing us to sample your property for lead to find out if a cleanup is needed. Turning in your signed access agreement during January and February will help the Agency begin work when the first signs of spring arrive.

https://www.epa.govp June 2016/il/pilsen-area-soil-site

https://www.epa.gov/il/pilsen-area-soils-operable-unit-ou-1-map

Mayor Emanuel announces next steps to transform Fisk Coal Plant site into community asset

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined leaders of the Fisk and Crawford Reuse Task Force to announce today that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and NRG Energy have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore potential redevelopment of the Fisk coal plant site into a CTA bus garage and maintenance facility. Significant sections of the Fisk site would also be set aside as open space and a park for use by the community, and the site will be better connected to the Chicago River. Continue reading Mayor Emanuel announces next steps to transform Fisk Coal Plant site into community asset

PERRO joins with many Pilsen Community Organizations to host Forum on the future of the Fisk site

COMMUNITY MEETING
What do YOU want to see at the Fisk Plant Site?
Green Space? Jobs? Industry?

For more than a decade PERRO lead the campaign in Pilsen against the neighborhood’s biggest polluter – the Fisk Coal Plant on Cermak. In September the Fisk plant will be closing. Now we have the opportunity to construct something on the site that will benefit the entire community.

We want to know what you think?

Join PERRO, The Resurrection Project, Alivio Medical Center, and Pilsen Neighbors Community Council…

Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30pm @ Casa Maravilla, 2021 S. Morgan St.

*The meeting will be in English and Spanish*

RSVP on our Facebook event page…
http://www.facebook.com/events/107792056028487/?context=create

 

PERRO hosts Public Forum at Casa Michoacán on redevelopment of the Fisk Plant site…

What do YOU want to see at the Fisk Plant Site?

PERRO (The Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization) for more than a decade lead the campaign in Pilsen that resulted in the closure of the neighborhood’s biggest polluter – the Fisk Coal Plant on Cermak Ave. Now we have opportunity to construct something on the site that will benefit the entire community. PERRO is joining with FEDCMI (Federacion de Clubes Michoacanos de Illinois), Duango Unido and NALACC (National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities) to host a community forum to gather your input.

Thursday, May 10th at 6:30 pm
At Casa Michoacán, 1638 S. Blue Island Ave.

PERRO May 10 Forum Flyer – English
PERRO May 10 Forum Flyer – Spanish

The meeting will be in English and Spanish