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Sterigenics

CHICAGO (January 25, 2019) – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth have called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump ordered appointees to stop testing for a cancer-causing chemical at sterilization facilities in Illinois and around the country. During Environmental Protection Agency Administrator nominee Andrew Wheeler’s Senate confirmation hearing on…

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WILLOWBROOK, Ill. (December 20, 2018) – A document has emerged that shows the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has known about the cancer risk from the Willowbrook Sterigenics plant for decades. Though safer, alternative methods exist, the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook uses the chemical ethylene oxide (or eTo) for medical sterilization….

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WILLOWBROOK, Ill. (December 14, 2018) – Environmental regulators collected water samples from dozens of homes near the Sterigenics International plant in Willowbrook this week as part of the ongoing response to concerns over the release of dangerous ethylene oxide gas by the company. Public health officials sent letters to nearly 600…

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WILLOWBROOK, Ill. – Members of communities just outside of Chicago recently learned they may have been poisoned for decades due to emissions of a known carcinogen, ethylene oxide, from a nearby medical sterilization plant. Ethylene oxide, or EtO, is an odorless, colorless volatile gas known to cause cancer. Though safer,…

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WILLOWBROOK, Ill. (October 30, 2018) – Attorney General Lisa Madigan and DuPage County state’s attorney Robert Berlin filed a bipartisan lawsuit Tuesday saying the cancer-causing gas released by Sterigenics in Willowbrook is so dangerous that the company is violating state laws put in place to protect residents from harmful pollution. In…

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For decades, Willowbrook residents may have unknowingly inhaled a cancer-causing gas emitted by a local Sterigenics International industrial plant. Today, with help from the personal injury lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., they are seeking answers. They are also exploring their legal options against those responsible for the potentially…

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