Plans To Close Petcoke Facilities Welcome News To South Deering NeighborsBowing to pressure from the Emanuel administration, community activists and environmental groups, one of the two remaining storage facilities for petroleum coke shut down Tuesday -- and the last is on borrowed time.
Chicago 'Petcoke' Handler Says It'll Enclose PilesKCBX Terminals said Tuesday that it'll build a $120 million structure about 1,000 feet long, 200 feet wide and 100 feet tall to comply with a city requirement to enclose "petcoke."
Feds Hit Storage Facility For Petcoke Dust EmissionsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused a company that stores huge piles of petroleum coke on the Calumet River of violating federal regulations to limit emissions of harmful black dust, after tracing clouds of the powdery substance to the company.
City, State Strike Deal To Remove Petcoke Piles From South SideMayor Rahm Emanuel and Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday will announce an agreement with Beemsterboer Slag Co. that will force the company to remove petcoke and metcoke that neighbors say have coated their homes with black dust.
Southeast Side Residents Protest Piles Of Pet Coke Protesters gathered on the southeast side today. Their target? Piles of refinery ash sitting along the Calumet River.
Mayor Orders Health Department To Draft Petcoke RegulationsAs the ordered Chicago’s public health department to draft regulations for dusty refinery waste from sites along the Calumet River, a group of protesters was taking their concerns to the head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Human Body Found In Coal Shipment On Far Southeast SideIn a grisly discovery over the weekend, a man’s body was found as a load of coal was emptied in a coal plant on the city’s Far Southeast Side.