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Sterigenics in the News

Study: Kingsbury medical plant may be contributing to high cancer risk

KINGSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A nationwide study was released last week marking places across the U.S. where industrial pollution rises above what’s considered safe. The locations marked on the map are numerous and span much of the country. But one is right in the North Country’s backyard.

The Most Detailed Map of Cancer Causing Industrial Air Pollution in the U.S.

It’s not a secret that industrial facilities emit hazardous air pollution.

A new ProPublica analysis shows for the first time just how much toxic air pollution they emit — and how much the chemicals they unleash could be elevating cancer risk in their communities.

Jury Awards Willowbrook Woman Damages of $363M in Sterigenics Lawsuit

A Cook County jury awarded $363 million dollars in damages from the medical tool sterilization company Sterigenics to a Willowbrook woman who developed breast cancer.

The company’s Willowbrook facility was closed in 2019, months after an EPA report discovered people living within 1.5 miles of the plant were 10 times more likely to develop cancer due to a gas called ethylene oxide that was used at the facility.

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