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Celotex Superfund Site - Past Updates

Site Information
Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Heriberto León (leon.heriberto@epa.gov)
312-886-6163 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66163

Remedial Project Manager
Nefertiti DiCosmo (dicosmo.nefertiti@epa.gov)


(where to view written records)

Chicago Public Library
Rudy Lozano Branch
1805 S. Loomis Street
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 746-4329

Past Site Updates

October 2012

Honeywell International Inc. and its contractors are conducting maintenance work at the site during the fall of 2012 under EPA supervision. Residents may see equipment and activity particularly in the northwest corner of the site near 28th and Troy Streets. The work will ensure that the drainage system is functioning properly.

The Chicago Park District continues with its plans to develop the former Celotex Superfund site into a park facility—currently designated as Park 553. It recently shared some concepts for the park at a community meeting in order to get some public feedback. For more information on the Chicago Park District, go to: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/Exit EPA Disclaimer

Honeywell International Inc. y sus contratistas están llevando a cabo trabajo de mantenimiento en el sitio durante el otoño del 2012 bajo la supervisión de la EPA. Los residentes del área podrán ver obras y equipo pesado en la esquina noroeste particularmente cerca de las calles 28 y Troy. Las obras se realizan para garantizar que el sistema de drenaje funcione propiamente.

El Departamento de Parques de Chicago continúa sus planes de convertir el antiguo sitio Superfund de Celotex en un parque recreativo — designado actualmente como el Parque 553. Ya se han mostrado modelos conceptuales del parque a la comunidad para solicitar sus comentarios. Para mayor información sobre los Parques de Chicago, visite: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/Exit EPA Disclaimer


May 2012

The Board of Commissioners of the Chicago Park District is advancing plans to develop the former Celotex Superfund site into a park facility. It recently authorized entering into a contract with an architecture firm for park improvements in Park 553 at 2800 S. Sacramento Ave in the Little Village neighborhood. For more information, see: Board letters (PDF) (4pg, 292K)

La Junta de Comisionados del Distrito de Parques de Chicago tiene planes para el desarrollo del antiguo sitio Superfund Celotex. Recientemente autorizó celebrar un contrato con un estudio de arquitectos de jardinería ornamental para la mejora del parque 553 en el 2800 S. Sacramento en el barrio de La Villita.

May 2011

The response activities at the Celotex Site are complete. The residential portion of the cleanup was finished in September 2009. The main site portion of the cleanup was completed in February 2010. Honeywell International Inc. submitted removal action completion reports for both portions. These reports are available to the public at the information repositories for the Site. The EPA has written three pollution reports for the work conducted at this Site. Those reports are available on this website, as well as in the information repositories.

Because the Main Site response action did not remove waste, but covered it, the cover must be monitored to ensure that it remains intact and still protects human health and the environment. Honeywell follows a post-removal site control plan approved by EPA, in order to monitor the cover at the Site. Currently, the cover is inspected once a month; in the future it is likely that the frequency of monitoring will decrease to once a quarter. Monitoring is not necessary for the residential portion of the site because the contaminated soil was removed and replaced with clean soil.

Currently the City of Chicago is involved in legal steps to acquire the property and facilitate its development under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District.


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