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State lawsuit over Sterigenics emissions cites state permit as evidence of 'hazard'; Undercuts permit process?

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 11, 2018

The Illinois Attorney General's Office and DuPage County State's Attorney have partnered to sue Sterigenics over its alleged emissions of ethylene oxide. However, the state lawsuit has come despite no contention from anyone that Sterigenics violated the terms of its permit, issued by the state. Some worry about the message such a 'bizarre' course of action by the state may send to its businesses, many of whom have similar permits of their own.

Court upholds IEPA's denial of landfill post-closure certification after site found still to contain contaminants

By Glenn Minnis | Aug 21, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed an independent Illinois Pollution Control Board’s decision stipulating that regulations require extension of a sanitary landfill’s post-closure upkeep beyond 15 years if the possibility of a future violation still exists.

Preliminary settlement reached in class action between Roxana residents, Shell Oil

By John Revak | Aug 21, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently issued a preliminary order of approval for the settlement of a class action lawsuit between residents of Roxana and Shell Oil Co.

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