Todd Weiler http://kuer.org en Bill to Restrict the Permitting of Medical Waste Incinerators Clears Committee http://kuer.org/post/bill-restrict-permitting-medical-waste-incinerators-clears-committee <p></p><p>A bill that would prohibit the permitting of new medical waste incinerators within two miles of a residential community passed a legislative committee Friday, and now heads to the state Senate for consideration. A Republican lawmaker’s&nbsp;bill has succeeded where a Democrat’s bill failed.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:50:49 +0000 Andrea Smardon 42486 at http://kuer.org Bill to Restrict the Permitting of Medical Waste Incinerators Clears Committee 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