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Little Village residents concerned new development will worsen pollution

People take part in a rally on Sunday, April 11, 2021 organized by the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization honoring the community members who have lost their lives to environmental racism, in particular to last year’s botched smokestack implosion in the Little Village area. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

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Little Village residents concerned new development will worsen pollution

People take part in a rally on Sunday, April 11, 2021 organized by the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization honoring the community members who have lost their lives to environmental racism, in particular to last year’s botched smokestack implosion in the Little Village area. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Shafkat Anowar/AP

Little Village residents concerned new development will worsen pollution

The plans for this storage facility come after much controversy. In July of 2021, The developer Hilco opened a Target distribution center opened on the site of the botched implosion of a coal plant that sent smoke and particulate matter in the air during the height of the COVID 19 pandemic. Community activists opposed the opening of this warehouse, fearing it would bring more diesel trucks and air pollution into an already industrial area with high rates of asthma. Reset learns what this will mean for Little Village residents. GUESTS: José Acosta-Cordova, Senior Transportation Policy Analyst, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization Brett Chase, reporter for Chicago Sun-Times

People take part in a rally on Sunday, April 11, 2021 organized by the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization honoring the community members who have lost their lives to environmental racism, in particular to last year’s botched smokestack implosion in the Little Village area. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Shafkat Anowar/AP

   

The plans for this storage facility come after much controversy. In July of 2021, The developer Hilco opened a Target distribution center  on the site of the botched implosion of a coal plant that sent smoke and particulate matter in the air during the height of the COVID 19 pandemic. Community activists opposed the opening of this warehouse, fearing it would bring more diesel trucks and air pollution into an already industrial area with high rates of asthma. 

Reset learns what this will mean for Little Village residents. 

GUESTS: José Acosta-Cordova, Senior Transportation Policy Analyst, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization 

Brett Chase, reporter for Chicago Sun-Times

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