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Community residents confront Sterigenics over ethylene oxide emissions

An Illinois company that sterilizes medical equipment claims it releases about 200 pounds of ethylene oxide emissions per year, but as recently as 2015, the company released about 3,000 pounds, its president acknowledged. Philip Macnabb, president of Sterigenics, said the company would work to limit ethylene oxide emissions. Despite the pledge, many attendees of a community meeting at a local middle school urged the company to shutter its facility until it makes improvements, an overture


Sterigenics to meet with community following concerns about ethylene oxide emissions

Representatives from an Illinois-based company will meet with Atlanta-area residents and community leaders on Tuesday following reports their Georgia facility emits potentially cancer-causing ethylene oxide (EO) gas. Sterigenics’ Georgia facility is located between Atlanta and Smyrna, an area where the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified potentially higher cancer risks. WebMD and Georgia Health News first reported the news, which spurred a series of community meetings to address the topic. A second company – Beckton


Heading north from Atlanta to enjoy some peace and quiet

From Atlanta’s crowded thoroughfares, it might seem hard to believe there is a place just a short drive away that is steeped in history, offers endless scenic views and is home to a wine scene that is starting to turn heads. But the North Georgia Mountains offer the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta.