We came here to walk across the Romeo Rd bridge, looking at the Citgo Refinery and the former Western Generation coal-fired power plant, which is now owned by NRG Energy along with Midwest's four other dirty, under-equipped power plants in Illinois. "The coal plants currently lack modern pollution controls, and are responsible for a combined 3,460 asthma attacks, 321 heart attacks and 206 deaths every year, according the Clean Air Task Force." We could see the pools where they store the toxic coal ash, before dredging it up for use in cement, bricks, etc. As for Citgo Refinery, it runs about a hundred thousand barrels of tar sands crude per day... after recovering from an explosion and fire in one of its vacuum distillation units in October 2013. Amidst all that you've also got the electric fish barriers that are supposed to stop the Asian carp. Not really a pretty picture. But by walking, looking, talking, studying, feeling, we are getting to know the world that we live in.