EPA Closes Plant Producing Cancer-Causing Emissions

EPA Closes Plant Producing Cancer-Causing Emissions | Pintas & Mullins Law Firm

The controversial Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook has been shut down. The shutdown comes after the release of new air quality numbers and renewed calls for the plant’s to be closed from government officials and area residents – many of whom are suffering from cancer.


The Illinois EPA (IEPA) recently conducted new tests on air quality in the area. Those tests showed the highest levels of ethylene oxide (EtO) recorded in the area. EtO is the cancer-causing, odorless gas produced by Sterigenics in making other chemicals such as sterilizers for medical equipment.


Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by our clients and many others who have been diagnosed with cancer caused by the plant’s toxic emissions.


IEPA’s Action Will Stop Toxic Emissions

IEPA’s Seal Order on the plant will prevent Sterigenics from using EtO. This change will stop the toxic emissions which have endangered the health of those living in or around Willowbrook.

Sterigenics calls the IEPA’s decision “indefensible” and pledges to fight the plant closure.


What to Do If You Are a Victim

Our concern remains for area residents already fighting medical problems or those who may receive a cancer diagnosis in the future.


If you suspect you or a loved one may be a victim of cancer caused by the Sterigenics plant, please contact the attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today. All consultations are free and, if we represent you or your loved one, you pay nothing unless we win. Call 800-794-0444 today.