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February 7, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL KWAME RAOUL, GOVERNOR JB PRITZKER ISSUE STATEMENT ON STERIGENICS

Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Governor JB Pritzker today issued the following statement regarding the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook.

“Recent media reports of alleged improper handling of dangerous chemicals at the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook and reports of elevated EtO levels within the Willowbrook community are deeply disturbing, and we urge the U.S. EPA to take swift and effective action to protect the health and safety of families living near the facility. The Illinois EPA will meet with the U.S. EPA and Sterigenics today. After this meeting, we will evaluate any outcomes and exercise all available legal authority to protect the community from this exposure.”

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