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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today took action against a bulk storage facility over emissions of the neurotoxin manganese in close proximity to neighborhoods and schools on Chicago’s Southeast Side. The EPA issued a notice of violation to S. H.

Officials from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) heard from residents of the Southeast Side about proposed rule changes that would increase requirements for facilities that handle neurotoxic manganese, similar to what is required for petcoke and coal. The proposal comes as U.S.

Community leaders called for a moratorium on manganese handling on Chicago’s Southeast Side in response to new data presented by the City at a public meeting last night. The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) released soil sample data, showing substantial manganese contamination at homes


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