Towns join lawsuits against Sterigenics and urge Illinois Attorney General to shut company down immediately

As soon as residents in the Willowbrook area learned last summer that Sterigenics’ facilities emits gases that can cause cancer, they called for the product sterilization company to stop operations.

Elected officials at almost all levels of government have now joined the chorus of voices calling for a shutdown of the two buildings near Route 83 and Midway Drive, especially following the most recent testing results from the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

On Feb. 19, the Hinsdale Village Board is expected to approve a resolution asking Sterigenics to immediately cease operations using ethylene oxide and not resume until better and verifiable safeguards are in place.

On its website, the village states it is advocating on behalf of its residents, although Hinsdale Village Board members have no authority over Sterigenics.

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Region: DuPage,Local,Region: Suburbs

via Hinsdale News – The Doings Hinsdale

February 12, 2019 at 02:03PM

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