Residents of the Southeast Side of Chicago are fighting to block General Iron’s permit to establish a recycling facility in their community, a community that has been burdened for years with industrial polluters. Check out many ways to support their efforts.
The Southeast Side was one of the communities that participated, with the South Loop, in the Shared Air/Shared Action project. It is a largely Black and Latino community that has some wonderful natural resources, but for decades has been plagued by pollution, including from petcoke and manganese. Community members are tired of being a dumping ground, and we support their efforts to fight for more review and regulation.
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