Waukegan Environmental Justice Revitalization Project
- Waukegan, Illinois (Lake County)
Although this is not a Superfund site, there are several Superfund sites associated with it:
- EPA ID# ILD005443544
- NPL Site Narrative
- NPL Factsheet
- CERCLIS listing
- Cleanup Plan Changed to Protect Endangered Turtles, April 2005 fact sheet (PDF, 4pp, 130K About PDF )
- Comments sought on changes to cleanup plan, March 2004 fact sheet (PDF, 2pp, 29K About PDF )
Outboard Marine/Waukegan Coke Plant
Yeoman Creek Landfill
Community Involvement Coordinator
Mike Joyce (firstname.lastname@example.org)
312-353-5546 or 800-621-8431, ext. 35546
Public Affairs Specialist
Rafael P. Gonzalez (email@example.com)
312-886-0269 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60269
Rosa Reyes Prosen
Coalición Latinos Unidos de Lake County
Waukegan Harbor Citizens Advisory Group (CAG)
City of Waukegan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(where to view written records)
Waukegan Public Library
128 North County Street
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced at a lakefront Earth Day ceremony that a Waukegan, Ill., revitalization project has been selected as an environmental justice demonstration project.
The Waukegan Cleanup and Revitalization project is one of 15 projects selected nationwide for the program. Selection for this project officially designates Waukegan as an environmental justice community which provides national recognition and exposure, greater access to resources and status as a model for future projects.
Using 2000 census data, the city of Waukegan qualifies as an environmental justice community due to the citys high percentage of low-income residents and its high percentage of minority residents. The census showed that Waukegans population is 44.8 percent Hispanic and 19.2 percent African-American. Waukegan has the highest increase in poverty rates in Lake County, rising to 13.9 percent in 1999 from 9.5 percent in 1989.
Project partners are the United Latino Coalition of Lake County, the city of Waukegan, the Waukegan Harbor Citizens Advisory Group, EPA and the Corps of Engineers. They have been working to ensure that all Waukegan communities can participate and share in the benefits of the revitalization process.
You will need the free Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.
- Final Revised Community Involvement Plan, Yeoman Creek Landfill (PDF) (40pp, 300k) January 2007
- First Phase of Cleanup to Begin (PDF) (4 pp, 146K) , Outboard Marine Corporation, Waukegan Manufactured Gas and Coke Plant Site, fact sheet, November 2004
- Comments Sought on
Cleanup Plan (PDF) (4pp, 127K) fact sheet, September 2004
concerning Outboard Marine Corporation, Waukegan Manufactured Gas and Coke Plant Site
- Waukegan, Ill. Cleanup and Revitalization Plan (PDF) (2pp, 33K) April 2003
- Letter announcing the project's selection as an IWG Environmental Justice Revitalization Project, March 2003 ( About PDF 1pg, 60K)
- Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice: Environmental Justice Revitalization Projects; Federal Register Notice, April 24, 2002 ( About PDF 8pp, 136K)
- Proposed Plan for Clean Up at the Outboard Marine Company/Waukegan Coke Plant Superfund Site, Factsheet, Febuary 1999 (PDF 8pp, 478K)
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