TAKE ACTION: Stop a Toxic Polluter from Bringing More Pollution to the SE Side of Chicago!

The Pritzker administration just granted a state permit allowing General Iron — a notorious metal shredding polluter — to move its operations to a working-class community of color on Chicago's Southeast Side.

General Iron has been found liable for violating the City's environmental codes, they've been responsible for dangerous explosions and fires, and they've been shut down repeatedly for public health violations.

Now, in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis, they want to move their facilities to a neighborhood that's already overburdened with pollution.

And if General Iron is allowed to move in, their facility would be located right near an elementary and high school in my community and on the banks of the River where people try to boat.

This is environmental racism in action — and is indicative of the type of injustice communities of color in Chicago deal with every day.

But the City of Chicago still has the chance to deny environmental approvals and shut down the move for good. Tell your city officials to deny General Iron's dangerous facility immediately!


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The Pritzker administration just granted a state permit allowing General Iron — a notorious metal shredding polluter — to move its operations to a working-class community of color on Chicago’s SE Side. But the city can still shut it down. Tell your city officials to deny environmental approvals to General Iron’s dangerous facility immediately!

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Department of Public Health
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Keep General Iron out of the SE Side of Chicago!

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