Chicago petcoke 630


Southeast Chicago, as an old steel mill industrial area, has a history of industrial pollution and brownfields. There has been a lot of press about a new and recent environmental issue - massive piles of 'petcoke' or petroleum coke waste left over after refining from Canadian tar sands that are being stored in open-air piles in Southeast Chicago. Oil that is refined across the state border in Whiting, Indiana and then is being sent to southeast Chicago for storage to evade some environmental regulations. Concerns from petcoke dust blowing over the neighborhood and causing health issues have been raised many times by residents, activists and media outlets such as NPR and Vice News and as the businesses involved are owned by the Koch brothers and the increasing debate on environmental effects of tar sands practices.

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by stevie 9 months ago | 0 | 230 | 2

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by stevie over 1 year ago | 0 | 445 | 5

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by pagyebo over 2 years ago | 1 | 1,908 | 4

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by mjain26 almost 4 years ago | 2 | 2,330 | 2

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by mjain26 almost 4 years ago | 2 | 1,778 | 2

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by mjain26 almost 4 years ago | 2 | 1,789 | 0

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by mjain26 almost 4 years ago | 8 | 1,911 | 1

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by Sara almost 4 years ago | 0 | 6,661 | 1

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by Holden about 4 years ago | 1 | 2,421 | 6

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by Holden about 4 years ago | 8 | 5,158 | 5

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by liz over 4 years ago | 0 | 1,676 | 1

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by warren almost 7 years ago | 0 | 1,459 | 0

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