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Sen. Durbin Pushes For Protection Against Pollution In SE Chicago

WASHINGTON –(ENEWSPF)--July 27, 2017.  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today pressed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and S.H. Bell to address petroleum coke (pet coke) and manganese pollution concerns in Southeast Chicago.  Pet coke is a byproduct of refining crude oil into fuels such as gasoline and diesel.  While the Clean Air Act clearly directs the EPA to protect human health, there are no current standards in place to guard against particulates specifically emitted from pet coke.  The effect of manganese dust is better known, and according to the . . .

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