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.

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.”

Reset checks in with a reporter, an environmental activist and a spokesperson with the company seeking a final permit to build its plant.

GUESTS: Brett Chase, Chicago Sun-Times reporter

Randall Samborn, Reserve Management Group spokesperson

Oscar Sanchez, Southeast Youth Alliance