Durbin, Duckworth Statement On Sterigenics Closing Willowbrook Facility

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement after Willowbrook, Illinois-based Sterigenics, Inc. announced it would close its facility:

“This is welcome news for Willowbrook residents, but we remain troubled that the Trump EPA was content remaining on the sidelines instead of taking action on this public health crisis. The agency's lack of urgency to use its authority to issue updated federal emission standards for ethylene oxide, and its continued refusal to monitor ethylene oxide emissions in Lake County, are an abdication of its responsibility to Illinois residents—and all Americans.  We will keep pushing U.S. EPA to do its job.”