Medline and Sterigenics would have to report ethylene oxide emissions under new EPA proposal

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — After snubbing a federal right-to-know law for years, two Chicago-area companies could soon be forced to join competitors that make it relatively easy for Americans to determine how much cancer-causing ethylene oxide drifts into their communities. The Biden administration is expected to decide by the end of the year whether Northfield-based Medline Industries and Oak Brook-based Sterigenics should file reports to the Toxics Release Inventory, an annual tally of industrial pollution ordered by Congress during the mid-1980s in response to a deadly chemical disaster. A Medline facility …

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