Bloomberg Law
Aug. 16, 2019, 6:25 PMUpdated: Aug. 16, 2019, 8:45 PM

Georgia to Test for Ethylene Oxide Near Sterigenics, BD (1)

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Georgia regulators will test the air around two medical device sterilization facilities for the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide, a state agency announced Aug. 16 after weeks of growing public pressure over their emissions.

The state will set up four air sampling sites each around a Sterigenics U.S. LLC facility in Smyrna, and Becton, Dickinson & Co. facilities (previously C.R. Bard Inc.) near Covington, Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division said. The testing is set to begin within a few weeks, with results expected in November, the agency said.

The announcement comes days before the state agency ...