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Lipinski Calls for Immediate Shutdown of Sterigenics in Willowbrook

As seen on CBS Chicago

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement today:

“Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new data on ethylene oxide levels in the air around the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook. Almost all of the measurements, taken in late November and early December, are over the EPA action threshold for cancer risk, and the highest number is 350 times the limit. The more data we see from Willowbrook, the worse the situation looks. We have enough evidence now to say that Sterigenics is not protecting the public, even after it upgraded its pollution control equipment this past summer. It is time for the EPA to immediately shut the facility down until they come up with a plan that will actually protect the public from excessive emissions and cancer risk, if that is possible.”

More information on the latest EPA air quality monitoring results in Willowbrook can be found at this link:

https://www.epa.gov/il/sterigenics-willowbrook-facility-latest-update#Feb%205