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Carcinogen in Illinois Air to Get Review, Standards From EPA (1)

Nov. 30, 2018, 4:05 PMUpdated: Nov. 30, 2018, 5:29 PM

Residents in an Illinois town exposed to carcinogenic pollution from a plant that sterilizes medical devices will know more about the risks they face when the EPA completes an assessment in early 2019.

That review could lead to new air pollution standards for a Sterigenics U.S. LLC facility in Willowbrook, Ill., outside of Chicago. Although Sterigenics said its emissions of ethylene oxide are well within federal standards, the facility has been in the spotlight in recent months with members of Congress and nearby residents calling for stricter limits on the toxic air pollution.

The Environmental Protection Agency heard from...

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