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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Friday, February 15, 2019

Statement Regarding Action to Shut Down Sterigenics

Statement attributable to DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin:

“This is welcome news for the thousands of people living and working near the Sterigenics plant.  On behalf of the DuPage County Board, we thank the DuPage County State’s Attorney, the Illinois Attorney General, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Village of Willowbrook for their teamwork and dogged determination to gather critical testing information and act on behalf of the residents impacted.  Achieving this outcome took months of painstaking work and critical attention to detail.  Nothing is more important than the health and safety of the people living near this plant.  This action provides a prudent step, allowing for further investigation and understanding of the health risks associated with operation of the facility.”