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Residents want federal probe of cancer near Georgia facility

Nov. 12, 2019 7:04 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Residents of an Atlanta suburb want the federal government to investigate cases of cancer near a medical sterilization plant that uses a gas linked to an increase cancer risk. WXIA-TV reports some Covington residents are asking the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to...

Clarification: Air Quality-Georgia City story

Nov. 5, 2019 9:21 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Oct. 28 on medical sterilization facilities, The Associated Press reported on the closure of several facilities that use a carcinogenic gas to sterilize medical equipment, including a Georgia facility owned by Sterigenics. The story should have made clear that Sterigenics...

Chicago-area medical equipment cleaning plant won't reopen

Sep. 30, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. (AP) — Sterigenics, the medical supply sterilization company that has been battling lawsuits and claims of increased cancer rates from fumes, announced Monday it has decided against reopening its suburban Chicago plant. The company said it will close the plant in Willowbrook, blaming...