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Southeast Side plant seeking permission to pollute

Jan 21, 2011 8:53:17 AM- chicagotribune.com
Dust has yet to settle on plan to build coal-to-gas plant on Southeast Side

A monitor at George Washington High School on the Southeast Side shows that air in the neighborhood has the distinction of containing the state's highest levels of toxic heavy metals, chromium and cadmium, as well as sulfates, which can trigger asthma attacks and increase the risk of heart disease.