Sterigenics proposes tighter controls on cancer-causing gas

Sterigenics proposes tighter controls on cancer-causing gas

July 1, 2019

The Willowbrook medical device sterilization plant that shut down operations after being banned from using a cancer-causing chemical is seeking to reopen the facility, vowing to significantly reduce the emissions of ethylene oxide. Sterigenics filed a proposal last week with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) saying it would install a pollution control system to prevent nearly all of the ethylene oxide it uses from emitting into area communities

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Gov. Pritzker Signs Law Cracking Down on Ethylene Oxide Emissions, Lake County Results Released

Gov. Pritzker Signs Law Cracking Down on Ethylene Oxide Emissions, Lake County Results Released

June 24, 2019

Governor JB Pritzker signed into law the nation’s strictest limits on the emission of the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide after an investigation into the relationship between emissions from Sterigenics medical device sterilization plant

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Sterigenics Shutdown Prompts FDA Action on Possible Medical Device Shortages

Sterigenics Shutdown Prompts Action on Possible Device Shortages

April 10, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working to prevent a potential shortage of medical devices after the shutdown of a sterilization plants in Willowbrook, Ill., and Michigan.

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Willowbrook Residents Take Sterigenics Fight to Springfield

Willowbrook Residents Take Sterigenics Fight to Springfield

April 5, 2019

A community group from Willowbrook, Illinois, boarded buses and headed to Springfield to take their fight against the Sterigenics facility to state legislators.

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Lawyers for the Creative Arts Honors ‘Creative Youth’

Lawyers for the Creative Arts Honors ‘Creative Youth’

December 13, 2018

Lawyers for the Creative Arts celebrated “Chicago’s Year of Creative Youth” at the 2018 benefit luncheon at the Palmer House in downtown Chicago.

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Cancer-Causing Gas Emitted from 2 Lake County Polluters, Report Says

Cancer-Causing Gas Emitted from 2 Lake County Polluters, Report Says

November 5, 2018

Public not warned of ethylene oxide exposure in Waukegan, Gurnee

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Cooney & Conway Named to 2019 “Best Law Firms” List by US News and Best Lawyers®

Cooney & Conway Named to 2019 “Best Law Firms” List by US News and Best Lawyers®

November 1, 2018

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.

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Asbestos Imports Surge as Carcinogen Remains Legal in US

Asbestos Imports Surge as Carcinogen Remains Legal in US

October 25, 2018

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 Gro

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Cooney & Conway Staff Collects Gifts to Send Kids Around the World

October 9, 2018

Operation Christmas Child delivers shoeboxes of toys to children in over 100 countries

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Race Judicata 2018

Race Judicata 2018

September 17, 2018

A group of Cooney & Conway employees joined thousands of runners and walkers in the 24th annual Race Judicata in Lincoln Park. The annual event benefits the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation, which provides free legal representation for those who cannot afford it.

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