|EPA, note the van for the scale of the petcoke pile|
I remember reading articles in the Chicago Tribune about residents complaining about the dust and water pollution caused by these piles. (Indiana was right to keep the stuff out of their state.) Kock agreed to build an enclosure. But I see now that they have decided to remove the piles from the city because it was estimated that enclosing the mess would cost $120 million and the Chicago Department of Public Health did not give them a 14-month extension. I wonder where they now pile up the petcoke.
The current satellite images were taken when the piles still existed, so I have captured the pictures. When you click the Kock Carbon icon, the company claims it is a "Firewood Supplier." What a euphemism for dust polluter.
|Satellite, Beemsterboer Slag|
The self-unloading laker in the river is being loaded. It looks like they are also loading barges that are docked in the slip.
|Satellite, KCBX Terminals|
|4 BRC 526 pulling empties out of KCBX Terminal summer 2002 or 03|
[I recognized the Skyway in the background which further motivated me to dig into this BRC activity.]
|6 BRC TR set sitting by KCBX Terminal South Deering taken sometime 1998 or 99 forget month|