EPA finds rail yards transfer pollutants as well as freight


From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.

What she can’t see are the clouds of microscopic lung- and heart-damaging particles that drift into the low-income, largely Latino neighborhood overlooking one of the Chicago area’s freight terminals…Please click here to read Michael Hawthorne and Alex Richards’ story in the Tribune.

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