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US EPA Hearings
The US EPA has scheduled two public hearings. Written comments are due by February 18, 2020.
Sterigenics Announced Leaving Willowbrook
Earlier this evening the Stop Sterigenics Community Group and elected officials held a press conference in response to Sterigenics'...
We are at a critical point in our fight for clean air and we need your help. Here's what you can do: 1. File a Witness Slip for all of...
New legislation was introduced on 9/13/19 which is a complete phase out of EtO emissions. We support the passage of this bill. From the...
Resources on Ethylene Oxide and Air Pollution
Helpful links: National Air Toxic Assessment Map (enter your address to assess your risk) EPA: Evaluation of the Inhalation...
CBS 2 Chicago Investigates Sterigenics
Original post: 2/4/2019 Updated 2/13/19 On Feb 3, reporter Dave Savini from CBS 2 highlighted two local residents fighting for their...
Toxic Air is Driving Businesses Out of Smyrna!
CBS 46 is reporting that the toxic air around Smyrna, GA is beginning to take a toll on local businesses. Is this a sign of what's to...
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ethylene Oxide and what is it used for? Ethylene Oxide (EO or EtO) is a highly toxic, flammable, and explosive chemical used as a...
Safer Alternatives to Ethylene Oxide
On April 7, the Illinois State Medical Society Issued a resolution urging, "The substitution of ethylene oxide with less toxic...
NRDC expert blog on EtO
The Natural Resources Defense Council posted a blog titled, Action Needed to Protect Americans from Toxic EtO Pollution. Find the...
OSHA Audit of Sterigenics Reveals Alarming Worker Exposures
The Stop Sterigenics team recently received OSHA documents indicating dangerous levels of exposure to employees across many areas of...
The Intercept covers air pollution in Willowbrook
Read the full article here: https://theintercept.com/2019/02/24/epa-response-air-pollution-crisis-toxic-racial-divide/
We Stopped Sterigenics!
Today, February 15, the Illinois EPA acted to at least temporarily shut down Sterigenics. On behalf of the community, we want to thank...
Sterigenics recently released a paid advertisement in the Chicago Tribune assuring residents of their safety, however, we still have...
BREAKING: IEPA Knew of Excessive Risk Around Sterigenics in 1984
Here are the latest results from the EPA's air samples around Sterigenics (source):
Private Air Monitoring Results Released
Please click here to see full reports from Burr Ridge and Willowbrook.
Immediate Public Health Crisis Indicated by EPA Results according to Stop Sterigenics Team
Today the US EPA released the results of 2 ambient air tests that were conducted near the Sterigenics site. These test results are still...
Cancer risk in Willowbrook?
This fall, members of the Willowbrook, Darien, and Burr Ridge area found out they may be at heightened risk for cancer due to emissions...
Alternatives to Ethylene Oxide
Lena Shahbandar, MD 11/11/2018 History of Ethylene Oxide: Ethylene oxide has been in commercial use for approximately 90 years. It was...