CHICAGO (WBBM) — After years of complaints about pollution from a smelting plant just blocks from a Pilsen school, community activists may get some satisfaction.
State environmental regulators have asked the Illinois Attorney General to take action against H. Kramer for violating pollution levels.
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The Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization – or PERRO – pushed for monitors atop Perez Elementary School that found the excessive lead levels in the air.
PERRO member Dorian Breur says they don’t want the plant shut down, just to have pollution controls installed.
A spokeswoman for the attorney general says the office is reviewing the case and could seek to have the company clean up, and pay restitution or fines.