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Tents with a sign reading "Danger Cancer Causing Chemical DEHP Found Here" in Brighton Park protesting the construction of a migrant tent encampent on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023.

Brighton Park’s 38th and California lot was once the home of a zinc smelter. An 800-page environmental report from the city found heavy metals and toxic chemicals that still need to be cleaned from the site.

Erin Hooley

Tents with a sign reading "Danger Cancer Causing Chemical DEHP Found Here" in Brighton Park protesting the construction of a migrant tent encampent on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023.

Brighton Park’s 38th and California lot was once the home of a zinc smelter. An 800-page environmental report from the city found heavy metals and toxic chemicals that still need to be cleaned from the site.

Erin Hooley

No migrant tent camp for Morgan Park and other Chicago City Council news

Chicago lawmakers have scrapped plans to build a migrant camp in Morgan Park a week after the state stopped a camp in Brighton Park.

Brighton Park’s 38th and California lot was once the home of a zinc smelter. An 800-page environmental report from the city found heavy metals and toxic chemicals that still need to be cleaned from the site.

Erin Hooley

   

Meanwhile, conservative Democrats on the council are asking for the resignation of seven department heads for allowing construction on toxic land in Brighton Park.

Reset learns more about housing for migrants and other news from Chicago’s City Council.

GUEST: Tessa Weinberg, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

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