CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched a new offensive against petroleum coke that's been piling up on the city's far southeast side.
A new owner has bought a large chunk of the former State Line Energy plant property in Hammond, including the historic Art Deco generating station where workers burned coal to produce electricity for more than eight decades.
A Chicago law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against BP, Hammond-based Beemsterboer Slag Corp. and three other companies over the petroleum coke that has been stored along the Calumet River.
CHICAGO | The images are startling. Billowing black clouds darken the daytime sky as wind-driven grit pelts homes and cars and forces bewildered residents to take cover.
CHICAGO | The Illinois attorney general and city of Chicago have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a Hammond company from storing petroleum coke along the Calumet River.
CHICAGO | Environmental activists from the East Side and surrounding neighborhoods are working to make the public aware of the potential health hazards from mounds of petroleum coke stored openly along the Calumet River.
CHICAGO | Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing a Chicago company for alleged air pollution violations involving piles of petroleum coke and coal.
CHICAGO | A Hammond-based company storing petroleum coke on Chicago's South East side has been cited for a host of alleged violations by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
CHICAGO | More than 50 East Side residents crammed into the Wolfe Park Field house Thursday night to voice frustration with petroleum coke apparently seeping into their homes.
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