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Illinois Democrats Urge Update of Sterigenics Plant’s Risks

March 5, 2019, 5:21 PM; Updated: March 5, 2019, 10:36 PM

Six Illinois congressional Democrats urged a federal agency to update its 2018 health findings for Willowbrook, Ill., after a spike in ethylene oxide emissions was seen near a Sterigenics U.S. LLC facility.

Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Richard Durbin, as well as Reps. Sean Casten, Bill Foster, Dan Lipinski, and Brad Schneider, on March 4 asked the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry for the update after December testing showed increased concentrations of ethylene oxide at monitoring sites near the Willowbrook facility.

“Given this concerning new data, we request that an updated site-specific Health Consultation for ...

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