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Illinois activists demand moratorium on ‘petcoke’

The Herald-News, 6/9/14

RNs demand moratorium on 'petcoke'

CHICAGO – Registered nurses and community activists will tour petroleum coke sites in Chicago Monday and publicly demand city officials to declare a moratorium on creating the byproduct they say is a hazard to city residents.

National Nurses United is planning a news conference alongside the Southeast Side Environmental Task Force, Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke, and Progressive Democrats of America.

Petcoke is a grainy, black byproduct petroleum refining’


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