Southeast Chicago’s Battle Against Petcoke – July 3, 2014
Residents and local environmental groups face well-financed foes – Charles and David Koch
On August 30, 2013, a vicious windstorm ripped through Chicago’s Southeast Side, blowing clouds of thick, black dust into the neighborhoods of this working-class corner of the city. The winds deposited the sticky dust on windows, screens, porches, lawns, and sidewalks. If you were unlucky enough to be outside, the dust attached itself like leeches to your skin. People couldn’t just rub it off; they had to scrub it off.
photo by Christopher Johnson
The black dust was petroleum coke – petcoke for… more
by: Christopher Johnson