12150 E 130th St.

12150 E 130th St.

Site of Lafarge Midwest Inc./Lafarge Holcim/ Lafarge North America, a cement, concrete, and aggregate plant located on the eastern shore of the Calumet River. Lafarge has been repeatedly cited by the EPA for both air and water-borne pollution.

https://iaspub.epa.gov/enviro/fii_query_detail.disp_program_facility?p_registry_id=110001291423

Harborside International Golf Center

Harborside International Golf Center

Golf course constructed in 1995 on top of a former Dept. of Water Reclamation sludge dump site.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1994-06-09-9406090316-story.html

ICE 62nd and Western

ICE 62nd and Western

Former Inner City Entertainment’s 62nd and Western 10-screen Cineplex. Opened in 1997 and closed in 2007.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/10888

3400 E 101st St.

3400 E 101st St.

Morton Salt, road salt storage facility

Rail viaduct over S. Corbett St.

Rail viaduct over S. Corbett St.

Former entrance to the Hough Place Station, a manufactured gas plant. 260,425 tons of contaminated material were removed from this site. The clean-up ended in 2008, resulting in its removal from the EPA’s Superfund program.

https://semspub.epa.gov/work/05/938181.pdf

5812 S. Throop St.

5812 S. Throop St.

Former site of the Superior Copper Products Co., manufacturers of copper sulfate. Copper Sulfate is considered to be a mutagen hazard (mutations, DNA damage, cancer). Site is currently owned by the City of Chicago.

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Copper_sulfate#section=NIOSH-Toxicity-Data&fullscreen=true

View of the former Stock Yards Bank and Trust

View of the former Stock Yards Bank and Trust

Constructed in 1924 on the site of the former Florentine Brotherhood/Chicago Art Bronze Works. The Stock Yards Bank closed this location in 1965, and the site is currently owned by the City of Chicago.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2000-08-22-0008220355-story.html

47th and Damen

47th and Damen

Eastern edge of a late 19th/early 20th century city landfill. This was the dump where the characters described in Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' would have dumped their trash.

https://dcc.newberry.org/collections/the-jungle-and-the-community-workers-and-reformers-in-turn-of-the-century-chicago

Jetty across Wolf Lake

Jetty across Wolf Lake

Wolf Lake’s jetties were constructed to transport fill and materials necessary for the construction of the Illinois/Indiana Tollway. A very high percentage of the fill used in and around Wolf Lake is comprised of slag sourced from nearby heavy industry. Although very popular with fishermen, Wolf Lake’s water is heavily polluted with PCBs.

http://iiseagrant.org/catalog/downlds_09/what_need2no_pcb.pdf

View south across Wolf Lake

View south across Wolf Lake

A very high percentage of the fill used in and around Wolf Lake is comprised of slag sourced from nearby heavy industry. Although very popular with fishermen, Wolf Lake’s water is heavily polluted with PCBs.

http://iiseagrant.org/catalog/downlds_09/what_need2no_pcb.pdf

11236 S. Torrence Ave.

11236 S. Torrence Ave.

Former ACME/Interlake Coke processing facility. 101 acre former EPA Superfund clean-up site. Ground surface is comprised almost entirely of slag, the by-product of over 100 years of continuous Coke production. “…coke-oven workers may be exposed to a large number of compounds, including asbestos, silica, amines, arsenic, cadmium, lead, nickel, vanadium, hydrocarbons, sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid and aldehydes.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK304422/

https://iaspub.epa.gov/enviro/fii_query_detail.disp_program_facility?p_registry_id=110000434325

11236 S. Torrence Ave.

11236 S. Torrence Ave.

Former ACME/Interlake Coke processing facility. 101 acre former EPA Superfund clean-up site. Ground surface is comprised almost entirely of slag, the by-product of over 100 years of continuous Coke production. “…coke-oven workers may be exposed to a large number of compounds, including asbestos, silica, amines, arsenic, cadmium, lead, nickel, vanadium, hydrocarbons, sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid and aldehydes.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK304422/

https://iaspub.epa.gov/enviro/fii_query_detail.disp_program_facility?p_registry_id=110000434325