The Tribune had previously reported that lead levels near a Pilsen elementary school have spiked to more than 10 times higher than federal limits. A major source of the lead pollution is thought to be the H. Kramer and Co. plant pictured above.
The H. Kramer plant has a history with the EPA. The Fisk power plant in Pilsen has also been the subject of controversy, as noted in this video:
You’ll find much more on the subject of lead at the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization.