Where To Get Your Daily Dose of Deadly Lead
Congrats Fisk Generating Station, you made the cut. That is, the EPA's new list of the 21 areas with lead pollution levels above EPA designated limits.
Jeff McMahon reports for Forbes: "In Pilsen, a neighborhood on Chicago’s near south side, the EPA monitors air at an elementary school near two stationary sources: the Fisk Power Generating Station, a coal-burning power plant that dates from 1903, and H. Kramer and Co., a brass and copper ingot foundry that has operated since 1888."
Both of these facilities emit at or above 0.1 tpy of lead - above acceptable limits.
Check out the EPA report here.