North Salt Lake City http://kuer.org en State Health Department Investigating Hazards of Medical Waste Incineration http://kuer.org/post/state-health-department-investigating-hazards-medical-waste-incineration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Utah Department of Health is doing a public health assessment in the North Salt Lake neighborhood near </span>Stericycle’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> medical waste incinerator. State officials say they are focused primarily on investigating levels of cancer-causing dioxins in the soil.</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:06:30 +0000 Andrea Smardon 37234 at http://kuer.org State Health Department Investigating Hazards of Medical Waste Incineration Stericycle Denies Air Pollution Violations http://kuer.org/post/stericycle-denies-air-pollution-violations <p></p><p></p><p>As activists and community members step up the pressure to shut down a North Salt Lake medical waste incinerator, Stericycle officials are denying the company violated emissions limits or rigged stack test results. They are <a href="http://www.airquality.utah.gov/Public-Interest/Current-Issues/stericycle/docs/2013/09Sep/Stericycle_ReqAgencyAct_09-27-13.pdf">challenging</a> a list of citations filed by Utah regulators against the company&#39;s incinerator. That means the beginning of a legal process that could take months.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:11:51 +0000 Andrea Smardon 36130 at http://kuer.org Stericycle Denies Air Pollution Violations Erin Brockovich Backs Up Stericycle Protestors in North Salt Lake http://kuer.org/post/erin-brockovich-backs-stericycle-protestors-north-salt-lake <p></p><p>Environmental activist <a href="http://www.brockovich.com/projects/stericycle-utah/">Erin Brockovich</a> was in North Salt Lake City over the weekend to join the fight against Stericycle&rsquo;s medical waste incinerator. Brockovich is lending her celebrity status and investigatory resources to community members who want the incinerator out of their neighborhood. Brockovich says she came to North Salt Lake because concerned mothers asked her to.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 05:44:18 +0000 Andrea Smardon 36075 at http://kuer.org Erin Brockovich Backs Up Stericycle Protestors in North Salt Lake Stericycle May Move Incinerator Out of North Salt Lake http://kuer.org/post/stericycle-may-move-incinerator-out-north-salt-lake <p></p><p>As angry residents continue to protest Stericycle’s medical waste incinerator and its toxic emissions, some local officials have been discussing the possibility of moving the plant to another location.</p><p>North Salt Lake Mayor Len Arave met with Stericycle’s &nbsp;Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs earlier this week. He says he thinks the incinerator should find another home outside the city, and that Stericycle may be open to that possibility.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:12:39 +0000 Andrea Smardon 35268 at http://kuer.org Stericycle May Move Incinerator Out of North Salt Lake Lawmaker Wants to Ban Medical Waste Incineration in Utah http://kuer.org/post/lawmaker-wants-ban-medical-waste-incineration-utah <p></p><p>Republican State Senator <a href="http://www.utahsenate.org/aspx/senmember.aspx?dist=23">Todd Weiler </a>of Woods Cross says he’s filing a bill to ban medical waste incineration in Utah. The announcement comes after Stericycle’s North Salt Lake incinerator <a href="http://www.airquality.utah.gov/Public-Interest/Current-Issues/stericycle/novintro.htm">allegedly </a>exceeded its permitted levels of toxic pollutants and falsified its emissions tests. Nearby residents and environmental activists have called for the incinerator to be closed down.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 23:17:59 +0000 Andrea Smardon 35157 at http://kuer.org Lawmaker Wants to Ban Medical Waste Incineration in Utah Environmentalists ask North Salt Lake Officials to Exert Local Control http://kuer.org/post/environmentalists-ask-north-salt-lake-officials-exert-local-control <p></p><p>Erin Brockovich and her team of environmental activists have made their presence known to North Salt Lake officials.&nbsp; An investigator who works with Brockovich spoke to city councilors and the mayor Tuesday night, asking them to exert some local control and help protect citizens from the air pollution emitted by Stericycle’s medical waste incinerator.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 07:15:27 +0000 Andrea Smardon 34881 at http://kuer.org Environmentalists ask North Salt Lake Officials to Exert Local Control