Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook to stay closed until at least September

Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook to stay closed until at least September

July 30, 2019

The Sterigenics medical device sterilization plant in suburban Willowbrook whose doors were shut in February amid concerns over emissions of the toxic chemical ethylene oxide will remain closed until at least September 6.

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Ethylene Oxide Levels Relatively Low Since Feb. Sterigenics Shutdown

Ethylene Oxide Levels Relatively Low Since Feb. Sterigenics Shutdown

April 29, 2019

A new federal report shows that the air quality in Willowbrook and nearby suburbs has improved dramatically since Sterigenics was banned from using ethylene oxide in their Willowbrook plant, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

April 17, 2019

When Chicago area children and adults are done putting up with the snow, cold, and ice that a Midwest winter can bring, all they want to do is enjoy the warmth and comfort of the beautiful days and nights that summers in the area can bring.

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Ethylene Oxide Emissions Bills Pass State Senate After Sterigenics Shutdown

Ethylene Oxide Bills Pass State Senate After Sterigenics Shutdown

April 12, 2019

Efforts to protect the public from emissions of the toxic chemical ethylene oxide from plants like Sterigenics in suburban Willowbrook made a significant step forward.

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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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Former Worker: Gas Leaked at Sterigenics ‘a Lot of Times’

Former Worker: Ethylene Oxide Leaked at Sterigenics ‘a Lot of Times’

February 27, 2019

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.

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Highest Levels of Carcinogens Detected Since Testing Near Sterigenics Began

Highest Levels of Carcinogens Detected Since Testing Began Near Sterigenics

February 25, 2019

Air monitors near the Sterigenics facility in suburban Willowbrook have detected the highest levels of ethylene oxide since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began testing for the cancer-causing chemical.

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State Orders Shutdown of Sterigenics Plant in Willowbrook Amid Ethylene Oxide Fears

State Orders Shutdown of Sterigenics Plant in Willowbrook Amid Ethylene Oxide Fears

February 18, 2019

Sterigenics has been banned by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency from using ethylene oxide at its sterilization plant in suburban Willowbrook.

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Senators Call for Investigation into Sterigenics, Community Urges Company Shut Down

Senators Call for Investigation into Sterigenics, Community Urges Company Shut Down

February 13, 2019

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

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Sterigenics Emitting Cancer-Causing Gas in Willowbrook, EPA Confirms

Sterigenics Emitting Cancer-Causing Gas in Willowbrook, EPA Confirms

February 6, 2019

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

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