Federal Probe Into Relocation Of General Iron To Southeast Side

Investigators for HUD and the Justice Dept. are now looking into the relocation of an industrial polluter to Chicago’s Southeast side.

North Side Scrap Shredder Faces Scrutiny From Lightfoot Administration
A photo of General Iron Industries on the North Side of Chicago taken on May 16, 2009. Patrick Houdek / Flickr
North Side Scrap Shredder Faces Scrutiny From Lightfoot Administration
A photo of General Iron Industries on the North Side of Chicago taken on May 16, 2009. Patrick Houdek / Flickr

Federal Probe Into Relocation Of General Iron To Southeast Side

Investigators for HUD and the Justice Dept. are now looking into the relocation of an industrial polluter to Chicago’s Southeast side.

It’s a long, twisted tale of money, influence, a changing cityscape and environmental racism. After decades on the North Side, a metal shredding facility wants to relocate to the Southeast Side of the city.

Reset digs into how federal investigators have gotten involved and how their findings could mean massive changes to Chicago’s zoning laws.

GUEST: Brett Chase, environmental reporter for Chicago Sun-Times