Posts Tagged “chicago”

Garfield oil spill cleanup almost complete, Chicago

Originally published in the Chicago Tribune. After a heating oil tank owned by J.E. Love Co. was found leaking Jan. 12, Jerry Love has estimated that 1,100 to 1,300 gallons of oil leaked from the tank and spread from the 300 block of California Street in Garfield out to Silver Creek through a storm drain. […]

Metra will clear the air in its train cars

Railroad to install high-efficiency filters to reduce soot after Tribune investigation. Originally published in the Chicago Tribune. By Michael Hawthorne, Tribune reporter Metra appears to have found a way to dramatically cleanup the air inside its stainless-steel cars, but spikes of lung- and heart-damaging diesel pollution will remain a lingering problem on the platforms at Chicago’s […]