Tensions, confusion and lawsuits countinue to mount in and around Willowbrook, surrounding ethylene oxide emissions from a medical device sterilization plant operated by Sterigenics in the suburban community. State lawmakers are also considering new legislation addressing the use of EO, and the EPA is continuing air monitoring after it admitted its initial round of air quality measurements from May were flawed.
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