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Pritzker, Raoul deal with Sterigenics 'only decision' to make within the law, despite 'vigilante' efforts of local lawmakers
Three Illinois Republican lawmakers have "aided and abetted the 21st Century version of vigilante justice in place of the rule of law" by backing the claims and actions of activists seeking to shut down Sterigenics, when the company did not violate applicable emissions rules, says air quality consultant and chemist Rich Trzupek.
Industry groups: Statewide ban on ethylene oxide a 'sledgehammer,' would hurt IL economy, health care
Industry groups say they would oppose statewide ban on use of ethylene oxide, as proposed in new legislation from a suburban state senator, describing a ban as a "sledgehammer approach" that would harm the state economy and the U.S. health care system.
Acknowledging a new state law was written specifically to target one suburban medical device sterilization plant, a group of state lawmakers have asked a DuPage County judge to reject a deal negotiated between Illinois state officials and Sterigenics to allow the company’s Willowbrook plant potentially to reopen.
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.