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EPA: Petcoke piles violate Clean Air Act

EPA: Petcoke piles violate Clean Air Act

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, in late October is watered down where it is stored along the Calumet River on Chicago's Southeast Side. The EPA on Tuesday said the piles violate the Clean Air Act.

June 04, 2014 8:01 am
Pollution board to consider Quinn's petcoke regs

Pollution board to consider Quinn's petcoke regs

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, in late October is watered down where it is stored along the Calumet River on Chicago's Southeast Side. The byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparked waves of environmental concerns.

January 23, 2014 7:13 am
Deal requires removal of Chicago's 'petcoke' piles

Deal requires removal of Chicago's 'petcoke' piles

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, in late October is watered down where it is stored along the Calumet River on Chicago's Southeast Side. The byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparked waves of environmental concerns.

December 19, 2013 7:52 am
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, in late October is watered down where it is stored along the Calumet River on Chicago's Southeast Side. The byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparked waves of environmental concerns. The rapid increase in petcoke pile…

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

A large mound of petroleum coke, or petcoke, is seen in the background near a residential neighborhood on Chicago's Southeast Side. The volume and size of petcoke piles has grown sharply — especially in the Midwest and has sparked new waves of environmental concerns.

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Petroleum coke, or petcoke, is stored in late October on barges on the Calumet River near the Chicago Skyway Bridge in Chicago. The grainy black byproduct of oil refining has been piling up along Midwest shipping channels and sparking a new wave of environmental concerns. The volume and size…

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm
Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ire

Susanna Gomez, 37, puts a sock on her 5-year-old daughter, Mariah Burgos, as she talks about living near the the Calumet River and industrial sites on Chicago's Southeast Side where petroleum coke, or petcoke, is stored. Listening to the interview is Gomez's 3-year-old grandson Aerien Pachec…

November 25, 2013 4:48 pm
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