West Cook News

West Cook News

Sunday, October 13, 2019

ILLINOIS STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 82: Leader Durkin Statement on the Announcement of Sterigenics’ Permanent Closure

Politics

By Press release submission | Oct 3, 2019


Illinois State House District 82 issued the following announcement on Sept. 30.

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) released the following statement on the news of Sterigenics not re-opening their Willowbrook facility:

“Sterigenics got the message that we were never going to let them reopen their doors and poison our communities again.”

Earlier this year, Leader Durkin introduced the Matt Haller Act which created the strongest restrictions on ethylene oxide in the nation.

When the courts approved the consent decree on September 20 to allow Sterigenics to re-open, Leader Durkin introduced House Bill 3885 that would authorize any municipality in the state of Illinois to implement a local ban of the use of ethylene oxide within its boundaries. If a local municipality chooses to adopt this authority, any sterilizing companies would be prohibited from using ethylene oxide. This bill has the support of the village of Willowbrook.

Original source can be found here.

Want to get notified whenever we write about Illinois State House District 82 ?

Sign-up Next time we write about Illinois State House District 82, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

Illinois State House District 82

More News