Air Pollution Inspection 2020 April 23

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This complaint is linked to a followup inspection which issued a citation for the loose particulate described below.

complaint_id“600816640”
complaint_type“AIR POLLUTION WORK ORDER”
address“2055 W PERSHING RD”
street_number“2055”
direction“W”
street_name“PERSHING”
street_type“RD”
inspector“410716”
complaint_date“2020-04-23T00:00:00.000”
complaint_detail“THERE ARE VERY STRONG FUMES COMING FROM ASPHALT ALONG PERSHING AND DAMEN ADJACENT TO THE PLANT.”
inspection_log“[INSPECTION LOG #: 11501998 23-APR-20 14:10:00] CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER RESPONDED TO A CITIZEN?S COMPLAINT REGARDING VERY STRONG FUMES COMING FROM THE FACILITY AT 2055 W PERSHING RD, MAT ASPHALT.

WHILE CANVASSING THE AREA SURROUNDING MAT ASPHALT ON APRIL 23, 2020, NO ODORS WERE OBSERVED AS THEY WERE NOT PROCESSING ASPHALT AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

IT WAS NOTICED THAT WHEN TRUCKS WITH MATERIAL DROP OFF WERE DRIVING, THEY WOULD KICK UP THE DUST FROM THE PAVEMENT AND DUST WAS ALSO PRODUCED WHEN THEY DUMPED THE PRODUCT. THE PAVEMENT ONSITE WAS NOT WET NOR WAS A WATER TRUCK OBSERVED. I ALSO OBSERVED PARTICLE MATTER AROUND THE BAG HOUSE.

I SPOKE TO THE OPERATING MANAGER AND HE EXPLAINED THE PROCESS OF PRODUCING ASPHALT. HE ALSO EXPLAINED THAT THEY HAVE A WATER TRUCK TO CONTROL DUST. HE ALSO SAID THEY CLEAN UP DAILY AND THE PARTICULATE BY THE BAG HOUSE WILL BE CLEANED UP. I WILL INSPECT TOMORROW TO SEE IF THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN CLEANED.”
data_source“DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH”
modified_date“2020-05-11T00:00:00.000”
latitude“41.822972765727336”
longitude“-87.67702220737627”
location
type“Point”
coordinates
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