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Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Quinn Plans To File Emergency Rules For “Petcoke”

The rules require storage facilities to install dust suppression systems, among other things.

01/13/2014

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Deal Requires Removal of Chicago ‘Petcoke’ Piles

Mayor 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.

12/19/2013

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

City, State Strike Deal To Remove Petcoke Piles From South Side

Mayor 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.

12/19/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Promises To Regulate Storage Of Petcoke

Mayor 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.

11/19/2013

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Mayor Orders Health Department To Draft Petcoke Regulations

As 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.

11/19/2013

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

South Side Families Sue Over Black Dust Piling Up From Oil Refineries

Four 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.

11/01/2013