Scrap Shredder’s Move To Southeast Side Delayed Over EPA Concerns

The EPA raised “significant civil rights concerns” about moving the facility from wealthy Lincoln Park to a working class area on the Southeast Side.

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

Scrap Shredder’s Move To Southeast Side Delayed Over EPA Concerns

The EPA raised “significant civil rights concerns” about moving the facility from wealthy Lincoln Park to a working class area on the Southeast Side.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot is delaying plans for a controversial car-shredding plant on the Southeast Side after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency flagged “significant civil rights concerns.”

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