BP Refinery Waste At Koch-Owned Site Pollutes Chicago Neighborhoods

"Residents in several lower-income Chicago neighborhoods say a dirty oil byproduct from a nearby BP refinery is creating environmental and health hazards -- and no one is doing enough to stop it."

"'Us little people, we’re not millionaires, we’re working stiffs,' East Side resident Frank Caporale, a Chicago garbage truck driver, told the Sun-Times. 'We are being overcome by a super company that we don’t have a say in, whether we want it here or not. It’s like it came and we’re stuck with it.'

Dust from petroleum coke or 'petrocoke' is produced at the nearby BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. but the oil byproduct is stored in Chicago shipping yards on the city's South Side. Caporale and others say the byproduct blows into neighborhoods like East Side and South Deering to leave cars, windows, streets and buildings covered in a greasy black dust."

The Huffington Post had the story October 21, 2013.

Source: Huffington Post, 10/22/2013