Chicago’s toxic waste corridor

Climate Justice

Chicago’s toxic waste corridor

On Chicago’s Southeast Side, industrial plants have long polluted the environment. What’s wrong with one more?  The evolution of environmental justice standards in Illinois took a wrong turn last October when the state approved the relocation of a toxic chemical-emitting, scrap metal shredder from Lincoln Park, a predominantly wealthy white neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side, to the ever-polluted stretch on the banks of the Calumet River, which is low-income, predominantly Hispanic and black — a nasty example of injustice on the city’s Southeast Side.  Triggered by a complaint from two…

Thank you for reading Climate & Capital Media

Create your free account to continue reading this article

Climate & Capital Media is a global media organization that promotes the broad exchange of information about the business and finance of climate change. We’re committed to informing and motivating leaders to take bold action to build a sustainable and just economy.

Don't have an account? Register now!