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Lincoln Park residents are demanding regulatory compliance from a metal-shredding facility.
“I want to make sure that all of our children all around the community, all around Chicago, don’t have to have the impact of this polluter,” Lara Compton said Sunday. “We won’t rest until General Iron is brought into compliance or shut down.”
General Iron was cited by the EPA in 2018 for emitting excessive amounts of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Compton said one of her children has asthma, and she attributes that to the facility.