Block Club Chicago
Neighbors of General Iron want federal investigators to take a closer look at the scrap metal facility before it moves to the Southeast Side.
Lara Compton is asking her fellow neighbors to email the Illinois branch of the Environmental Protection Agency and ask officials to perform independent testing of “fluff,” a substance that regularly coats neighbors’ sidewalks, rooftops and yards.
In 2018, the EPA cited General Iron after inspectors found fugitive dust outside the shredder site. The law requires fugitive dust not be “visible by an observer looking generally” toward a metal shredder.