How One Community Is Kicking The Koch Brothers’ Harmful Black Dust Out Of Their Neighborhood

Posted by Mike Confino, February 28, 2015

Petroleum Coke Quinn

It’s not easy to take on a wealthy, multi-national corporation and win. Especially for residents of Chicago’s struggling southeast side.

But that’s exactly what’s happening on the banks of the Calumet River, where the steel plants that used to give residents of a mostly Hispanic neighborhood access to a middle-class lifestyle were replaced, nearly two years ago, with black dust called petroleum coke (“petcoke”) piled five or six stories tall.

via How One Community Is Kicking The Koch Brothers’ Harmful Black Dust Out Of Their Neighborhood.

Recent Headlines