In 2012, Area Has Seen Minimal Environmental Complaints

By Sam Charles | Monday, December 17, 2012

Residents of Roscoe Village and West Lakeview can–quite literally–breathe a little easier.

Newly released statistics from the City of Chicago show that from the start of 2012 through Dec. 10, the area has seen 11 environmental complaints out of the exactly 1,000 total received by the city since Jan. 1.

Though most commonly logged complaint concerned air pollution, not all of them involved traditional environmental concerns. In fact, three complaints for noise pollution have been logged so far this year.

There has also been one complaint concerning asbestos in construction, dumping site water stagnating in the street for two weeks and one for an oil spill in an alley.

Most of the complaints occurred between Irving Park Road, Racine Avenue, Diversey Parkway and Ashland Avenue.

For an interactive map of all complaints and where they were filed, along with the city’s description of them, click here.

In 2011, the city received a total of 1,460 complaints, 26 of which occurred in RVJ‘s coverage area.

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