General Iron’s Owners Sue Chicago For $100 Million Over Southeast Side Deal

Mayor Lightfoot blocked the scrap shredder’s final permit after the EPA raised “significant civil rights concerns” earlier this month.

A photo of General Iron Industries on the North Side of Chicago
A photo of General Iron Industries on the North Side of Chicago taken on May 16, 2009. Patrick Houdek/Flickr
A photo of General Iron Industries on the North Side of Chicago
A photo of General Iron Industries on the North Side of Chicago taken on May 16, 2009. Patrick Houdek/Flickr

General Iron’s Owners Sue Chicago For $100 Million Over Southeast Side Deal

Mayor Lightfoot blocked the scrap shredder’s final permit after the EPA raised “significant civil rights concerns” earlier this month.

Reset brings on Chicago Tribune reporter Michael Hawthorne to discuss the battle over a rebranded metal-scrapping facility opening in a predominantly Latino neighborhood on the Southeast Side where residents breathe some of the city’s dirtiest air.

Southside Recycling, formerly known as Genera Iron, is suing the city for $100 million after Mayor Lori Lighftoot blocked its final permit at the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

GUEST: Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune reporter