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EPA Consent Order with General Iron

Environmental Protection Agency On August 22, 2019, General Iron Industries agreed to an Administrative Consent Order (ACO), that requires General Iron to install additional pollution controls to reduce air emissions at the company’s Chicago facility. The ACO was in response to EPA’s Notice of Violation and Finding of Violation (NOV/FOV), issued to the company

Filtering community anger: A look inside controversial Lincoln Park scrap recycler General Iron

Filtering community anger: A look inside controversial Lincoln Park scrap recycler General Iron ABC 7 Chicago Two days before a planned citizen rally against the century-old metal recycling plant General Iron, the I-Team has been given unprecedented access to its Lincoln Park scrap yard. Watch and read more here.

Emanuel administration quietly extended scrap shredder’s North Side permit for 3 years

Chicago Tribune During the waning days of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s time in office, his administration quietly awarded a three-year extension to a clout-heavy scrap shredder with a long history of pollution problems on the city’s North Side. At least three city departments handed out new permits shortly after a member of the family

Clean up your act, General Iron

Crain's Chicago Business Be a good neighbor, not a polluter. Because I live just steps away from General Iron, I know the difference all too well ("A parting gesture from the Emanuel administration along the North Branch," July 1). I feel the effects of the metal shredding and recycling operation on my home, in

A parting gesture from the Emanuel administration along the North Branch

Crain's Chicago Business Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration recently granted the family that operates a controversial scrap metal recycling yard along the North Branch of the Chicago River new three-year permits to keep operating there, defying an onslaught of complaints from area residents and ducking an alderman vying to force it out of the neighborhood—who