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Illinois Medical Sterilizer Plant Won’t Be Reopened Just Yet

July 24, 2019, 9:47 PM

An Illinois judge delayed making a decision on whether to permit Sterigenics U.S. LLC to reopen its medical sterilization facility in Willowbrook, Ill.

Judge Paul M. Fullerton, in a July 24 bench ruling, permitted four municipalities to intervene in the case, over the objections of Sterigenics.

The move delays a decision on whether to approve or reject a proposed consent order between Sterigenics and two officials, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul (D) and DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin (R).

The consent order would have allowed the sterilization plant to reopen if the company added...

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