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GLNPO Project Completion: Campaign for a Sustainable CalumetRegion

CATEGORY:  Pollution Prevention, Lake Michigan Basin

PROJECT TITLE:  Campaign for a Sustainable Calumet Region (FY94 GL995704-01-0 $89,045)

RECIPIENT: 	Center for Neighborhood Technology
		2125 W. North Ave.
		Chicago, Illinois 60647
		Contact:  Bill Eyring

PROJECT OFFICER: Danielle Green, 312-886-7594, green.danielle@epamail.epa.gov

PROJECT SUMMARY: Developed a model community participation process for the cleanup and responsible reuse of specific brownfield sites in Southeast Chicago.

Through community input, identified top priority redevelopment sites in Southeast Chicago: USX South Works, Wisconsin Steel, Anderson/Schroud LTV property, West Pullman brownfields cluster near 119th/Halsted and a 25 acre parcel south of Altgeld Gardens.  

Developed an introductory packet of public education materials disseminated through speaking engagements, media and organizational networks including:

	A slide show; *Bill of Rights* outlining general criteria for cleanup and reuse of brownfield sites in Southeast Chicago;

	Fact sheets:  The Challenge of Brownfields: Recycling Old Industrial Property into Opportunities 	for Community Redevelopment

	A Community Checklist for Identifying Potential Environmental Hazards at Old commercial or Industrial Sites.

	The report, Recycling Contaminated Land: A Community Resource Guide  (available at http://www.cnt.org/sus_man/bf3.htm.)

For additional information, please contact GLNPO project officer Danielle Green (312.886.7594, green.danielle@email.epa.gov), referencing fiscal year 1994 grant number GL995704-01-0.

This information can be found on GNLPO*s internet home page at http://www.wpa.gov/glnpo/