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Internal memos from Environmental Protection Agency scientists and lawyers recommending an outright ban of asbestos in the United States were disregarded by E.P.A. senior officials, The New York Times reports. A rule instituted in April…

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new asbestos regulation designed to close loopholes in a 30-year-old law that was preventing the agency from restricting the sale of certain products containing the deadly mineral. Public health advocacy groups say the new…

Sterigenics, front of building

A former forklift driver at the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook is claiming that he observed leaks of the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide and was asked to hose down the residue from the leaks after equipment was treated with the carcinogenic gas.

“They just figured we would…

Sterigenics front of building, front door

Community officials in Willowbrook and the surrounding suburbs have joined in calling for an immediate shutdown of Sterigenics, a product sterilization company…

Sterigenics, front of building

Affected residents can contact personal injury attorneys Cooney & Conway for a free case evaluation.

According to the results of recent federal testing, a facility in west suburban Willowbrook is continuing to vent the toxic chemical ethylene oxide into surrounding…

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Lawyers for the Creative Arts celebrated “Chicago’s Year of Creative Youth” at the 2018 benefit luncheon at the Palmer House in downtown Chicago. The program featured honoree performances by the Chicago Children’s Choir and Forward Momentum, an affordable dance education program focusing on…

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Public not warned of ethylene oxide exposure in Waukegan, Gurnee

Two Lake County, Illinois, companies are putting community residents at risk from the same cancer-causing gas emissions that put a medical instrument sterilization facility in south suburban…

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The Chicago personal injury law firm of Cooney & Conway has been named to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. The annual list recognizes law firms who exhibit professional excellence along with consistently…

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The amount of asbestos imported into the United States increased by nearly 2,000 percent between July and August this year, according to new government data analyzed by Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and Environmental Working…