New Matt Haller Law Cracking Down On Cancer Causing Emissions Called Toughest In The NationMatt Haller, 45, died in March from stomach cancer. He was concerned a chemical emitted from a local company may have been to blame. Now a new Illinois law cracking down on cancer causing emissions is being called the toughest in the nation.
Spurred By CBS 2 Investigation, Lawmakers Move Forward In Pushing For Ethylene Oxide Restrictions"My biggest fear is that I won't be around to see my children one day."
What Is Ethylene Oxide? Chemical At Center Of Sterigenics CaseWhat is ethylene oxide, the cancer-causing agent at the center of the Steregenics case?
Authorities Monitoring For Levels Of Cancer-Causing Gas Near Facilities in Waukegan and GurneeAuthorities in Waukegan and Gurnee are monitoring for levels of a cancer-causing gas near two facilities. Residents hope this testing can help protect the health of the community.
Vigil Held For Matt Haller, First Litigant To Pass Away After Filing Lawsuit Against SterigenicsThe man who asked repeatedly for a state investigation into the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook was remembered Saturday at a vigil in Elmhurst.
Illinois State Health Department Report Shows Higher Than Normal Number Of Cancer Cases Near SterigenicsA new report from the state health department revealed a higher than normal number of cases of several cancer types for people living near the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook.
Sterigenics Statement Regarding the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Cancer Incidence ReportSterigenics released the following statement Friday regarding the Illinois Department of Public Health's cancer incidence report.
Matt Haller, 45, Is First Litigant To Pass Away After Filing A Lawsuit Against Sterigenics: 'To Think This Company Could Have Literally Been Behind My Death Is Shocking'He battled cancer and fought to get the word out about a dangerous chemical coming from a plant near his home. Matt Haller lost his fight against cancer, but before he died, he wanted to share a message with CBS 2's Dave Savini.
Sterigenics, EPA Release Statements Regarding Air Quality TestsSterigenics and the EPA released the following statements after the EPA performed air quality tests after the Sterigenics plant was ordered to stop using ethylene oxide.
Sterigenics Gets The Attention Of Lawmakers In Springfield"We need to act, as the legislature here, on a permanent basis. We need to make sure that proper policies and protections are in place to ensure that we do not have this situation like this again,"
Members Of Congress Call For Criminal Probe Into Sterigenics Following CBS 2 InvestigationMore are calling for action and a criminal probe at Sterigenics in Willowbrook after a report by 2 Investigator Dave Savini revealed serious allegations from former workers about toxic emission being released into the community.
Growing List Of People Calls For Sterigenics To Shut DownNumerous levels of government -- from mayor to state lawmaker to members of Congress -- on Friday demanded the EPA immediately take action against the Willowbrook sterilization company.
EPA Test Results Show Sterigenics Emitting High Levels Of Cancer-Causing ChemicalFrom the yard signs to their rallying cries, for months some Willowbrook residents have taken aim at Sterigenics, a medical device sterilization company that emits ethylene oxide into the air -- a known cancer-causing chemical.
List Of Communities Asking For Sterigenics To Close GrowsIn a letter, the Western Springs president asks Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for an immediate, temporary shutdown of the facility.
Tests To Check For Drinking Water Pollution Near Sterigenics SiteNew tests will be conducted near the embattled Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook on Thursday, amid an investigation of emissions of harmful cancer-causing ethylene oxide.