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Business, industry groups push back against proposed ethylene oxide bans Business, industry groups push back against proposed ethylene oxide bans

Business, industry groups push back against proposed ethylene oxide bans

Business and industry groups are pushing back against legislative efforts to widely ban the use of ethylene oxide, a known cancer-causing gas, in most Illinois communities. Representatives of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois sent a letter to General Assembly members this week.

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...
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