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IEPA grants construction permit to Sterigenics IEPA grants construction permit to Sterigenics

IEPA grants construction permit to Sterigenics

The IEPA has approved a construction permit that will allow a medical supply sterilization plant linked to increased cancer rates to install new equipment that must be in place before it is allowed to reopen. The permit issuance comes as the General Assembly is considering two new bills that would phase out ethylene oxide emissions except in sparsely populated areas and give home rule municipalities the authority to ban emissions of the gas.

Federal government approves disaster relief in 27 of 32 requested counties Federal government approves disaster relief in 27 of 32 requested counties

Federal government approves disaster relief in 27 of 32 requested counties

The federal government has approved Illinois’ request for disaster relief in 27 of 32 counties affected by flooding this year, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office announced Thursday. It is the first time the state has received a federal disaster declaration since 2013. The declaration required a recommendation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and approval from U.S. President...
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