Superfund Site:

PEOPLES GAS LIGHT & COKE - DIVISION ST
CHICAGO, IL

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Heriberto Leon
(312) 886-6163

Remedial Project Manager
Sarah Rolfes
(312) 886-6551

Site Location

Street Address:
1241 W DIVISION STREET & ELSTON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60622

Background

The 15-acre Division Street Station Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site (Division Street site) is located at 1241 West Division Street in Chicago, Illinois.
Built in 1883 as a gas production and storage facility, the Division Street Station MGP was the first MGP in Chicago built exclusively for the production of water gas. Underground MGP structures included storage tanks, oil tanks, tar tanks and tar settling tanks. Aboveground MGP structures included condensers, shaving scrubbers, oil tanks and light oil washers. Gas production at the plant ended before aboveground MGP structures were dismantled and removed in 1962. Site activities led to ...
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