Air Pollution Inspection 2020 Sept 23

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“id”: 13496,
“complaint_id”: “600892413”,
“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”: “2020-09-23T00:00:00.000”,
“complaint_detail”: “STRONG ASPHALT ODOR THIS MORNING SEPT 23, 20 AT 7:30 AM.”,
“inspection_log”:

“[INSPECTION LOG #: 12546763 24-SEP-20 08:30:00]
CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER RESPONDED TO A CITIZEN’S COMPLAINT REGARDING ASPHALT ODORS COMING FROM THE FACILITY AT 2055 W PERSHING RD, MAT ASPHALT.

WHEN I ARRIVED TO THE AREA ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2020, I OBSERVED STRONG ODORS OF FRESHLY PRODUCED ASPHALT AND ODORS SIMILAR TO FIREWORKS (BURNING CHEMICALS/SULFUR) AT DAMEN AVE AND PERSHING RD THE DRIVEWAY INTO MAT ASPHALT. THESE ODORS ARE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE TO INHALE.

I OBSERVE THE EMISSIONS FROM THE STACK BLOWING TOWARDS THE INTERSECTION OF DAMEN AVE AND PERSHING RD, BLOWING INTO AND OVER THE FACILITIES EAST OF MAT ASPHALT.

WHILE ONSITE, MAT ASPHALT WAS NOT UTILIZING THEIR CRUSHER TO BREAK LARGE PIECES OF ASPHALT. THEY HAVE WETTED THE ROAD WAYS ON THE PROPERTY TO CONTROL DUST. AFTER THE INSPECTION, I FOUND THAT THE WIND DIRECTION FROM 8AM-9AM WAS PROPELLING FROM THE SSW, WSW, AND SW. THIS MEANS THAT ODORS WERE OBSERVED AT THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF MCKINLEY PARK AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD ENCLOSED BY DAMEN AVE, 37TH ST, ASHLAND AVE, AND PERSHING RD.

AN ENFORCEMENT ACTION IS PENDING FOR THESE ISSUES.”,

“data_source”: “DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH”,
“modified_date”: “2020-09-29T00:00:00.000”,
“latitude”: “41.822972765727336”,
“longitude”: “-87.67702220737627”