Celotex 2. Honeywell will put up a new fence Cleanup for the USEPA &
around Celotex to protect our children
Celotex is 24 acres of land in Little Honeywell is
from playing there.
Village at 28th & Sacramento.
It is filled with toxic chemicals (PAH’s) This is the Cleanup WE -Leave the 24 acre Celotex site as it is
that can cause skin rashes and cancer. DEMAND: (with 2 feet of gravel on the top). This is
not a cleanup.
-The Celotex site is a “Federal
Government United States -Only clean up certain homes with toxic
Environmental Protection Agency chemicals in our yards. The rest of our
(USEPA) Superfund site: which means it homes will be still be polluted!
has dangerous chemicals to humans
and the environment. -The USEPA is telling the Chicago Park
* Dig Up & Get Rid of ALL District & the City of Chicago that
-The USEPA and Honeywell have done the toxic soil on ALL 24 acres Celotex is safe enough for a park
NOTHING in 13 years to clean up the without cleaning it up.
Celotex site or the neighbors’ yards that of Celotex: Make it safe for a
also may have PAH’s. park $The cost of digging up the polluted soil
and replacing it with clean soil of 154
-The USEPA has held only 1 “public homes that have high PAH levels would
meeting” to discuss their proposed * The land should be cost $4 Million.
“clean-up plan”. The meeting was held cleaned up to street level, not Honeywell makes that much money
at West Side Tech in October, 2004: remain 6 feet above it. in 50 MINUTES!
OUTSIDE of the Little Village
neighborhood, WITHOUT TELLING the
Celotex neighbors or Little Village * Test the front/backyards of
schools, churches or community based all 154 homes in the Celotex
organizations about the meeting
Area the right way for PAH’s
-In 13 years Honeywell has failed to put
up a secure fence to keep children * Clean up the front and
from playing on the Celotex site
back yards of any of the 154
Celotex neighbors and LVEJO have homes that have PAH levels
won 2 victories this year above that called safe by the
1. Honeywell will test the soil in ALL 154
houses that are in the Celotex area (26th State of Illinois
to 31st St and Kedzie to Sacramento)
Celotex $ In 2005 Honeywell HAD This is what you can do:
th AN INCOME OF
28 & Sacramento
$29 BILLION and PROFITS -Tell your story: Tell us your
OF $1.7 BILLION stories about friends and
family members who have
David M. Cote, THE HEAD OF been affected by the Celotex
HONEYWELL, made $17 Million in 2004
Honeywell makes $29 BILLION per -Organize or Host a meeting
year. It will cost $50 million to clean up in your home, on your block,
Celotex: that’s how much Honeywell
makes in 17 HOURS!
in your church or school
-Become a member of
LVEJO. Get on our mailing
- The Honeywell Company is list, and or volunteer time with
responsible for cleaning up us. Our organization depends
our homes & Celotex. on our neighbors
- So far in 13 years they have For more information contact:
Lorena Lopez or Eduardo Anaya
Little Village Environmental Justice
- We deserve to have our Organization (LVEJO)
yards and a new park free of
2856 S. Millard Ave.
cancer causing chemicals Chicago IL 60623
(773)762-6991, Fax 773-762-6993
-We demand a clean & safe Email: Llopez05@sbcglobal.net
Honeywell doesn’t want to Clean-up Website: www.Lvejo.org
Celotex because we are Latinos.
6 miles away Commonwealth Edison
just spent $50 Million to clean-up
Barrie Park in Oak Park: a mainly
white, middle class area