Local metal recycling plant sparks outrage, incites hunger strike

General Iron site
General Iron's facilities in Lincoln Park. (Jade Nash/MEDILL)

By Cameron Bopp
Medill Reports

The Southeast Side of Chicago is already the most industrialized area of the city, and with the closing of General Iron’s scrap metal recycling plant in Lincoln Park and the potential opening of a new site in the Southeast Side, several Chicago residents are putting their health at risk to make their feelings known.


Cameron Bopp is a video/broadcast reporter at Medill. You can follow him on Twitter at @CameronReedBopp.