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.
Former Sterigenics Worker Tells Of Leaking Ethylene Oxide At PlantAnother former worker at a local company accused of emitting high levels of a toxic chemical has come forward, describing how a cancer-causing gas would leak during plant operations and how he was told to mop up residue into the drainage system.
Sterigenics Loses Round One At Federal Hearing Against Illinois EPAThe hearing centered on due process and whether the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency had the right to shut them down. Members of "Stop Sterigenics" cheer after a judge ruled the medical supply sterilization company will not be able to use ethylene oxide any time soon.
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,"
Illinois EPA Orders Sterigenics To Halt Sterilization Operations Using Ethylene OxideThe Illinois EPA has shut down sterilization operations at Sterigenics, a Willowbrook company accused of covering up the release of a cancer-causing gas .
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.
After CBS 2 Investigators Report, Senator Durbin Calls For Investigation Into SterigenicsCalling this an urgent health crisis, Senator Durbin and Senator Tammy Duckworth on Tuesday demanded the EPA find a third-party environmental engineering firm to identify a way to reduce emissions.
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.
Pritzker, Raoul Vow Probe Into Allegations Against SterigenicsIllinois’ governor and attorney general are sharpening their investigation into a suburban company accused of improperly dumping cancer causing chemicals.
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.
Sterigenics Allegedly Covered Up Toxic Emissions, Operated Secret Plants, Former Workers SayCBS 2 investigator Dave Savini reports, the practices by Willowbrook-based Sterigenics potentially exposed even more residents to toxins than previously thought.
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.