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."
City: Calumet River Coal Storage Site To Shut DownA company involved in legal skirmishes last year over piles of petroleum coke in Chicago has sold its facility, and a second company has been fined $50,000 for violating an order to stop handling coke and coal products, city officials said Thursday.
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.
Quinn Plans To File Emergency Rules For "Petcoke"The rules require storage facilities to install dust suppression systems, among other things.
Deal Requires Removal of Chicago 'Petcoke' PilesMayor Rahm Emanuel's office says Chicago and state officials have reached a deal with an Indiana company that will require it to remove huge black piles of petroleum coke from the city's Southeast Side.
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.
Emanuel Promises To Regulate Storage Of PetcokeMayor Rahm Emanuel promises he'll regulate the storage of pet coke which is piled up by hundreds of thousands of tons on the banks of Chicago's 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.
South Side Families Sue Over Black Dust Piling Up From Oil RefineriesFour homeowners along the Calumet River have filed a lawsuit claiming mounting piles of “petcoke” — a byproduct of the oil refinery process — is consistently blowing black dust in and around their homes.