medical waste incineration http://kuer.org en Stericycle Another Step Closer to Moving http://kuer.org/post/stericycle-another-step-closer-moving <p></p><p>Medical waste company Stericycle has cleared another hurdle in its effort to relocate its incinerator from North Salt Lake to Tooele County. The local planning commission approved a conditional use permit for the new facility this month, though two commissioners voted against it.</p><p>Stericycle Vice President of Corporate Communications&nbsp; Jennifer Koenig says the permit is necessary to move forward with a new facility, but it’s only one step among many.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:32:53 +0000 Andrea Smardon 49601 at http://kuer.org Stericycle Another Step Closer to Moving Tooele County Commissioner Wants “Heavy Fine Structure” for Stericycle http://kuer.org/post/tooele-county-commissioner-wants-heavy-fine-structure-stericycle <p></p><p>A Tooele County commissioner says he wants to impose regular fees and a penalty fine structure on Stericycle’s proposed medical waste incinerator should the company decide to relocate there.</p><p>Commissioner Shawn Milne acknowledges that his community has welcomed businesses in the past that others did not want, but he says commissioners want to ensure that the environment and people are protected.</p><p>“We don’t want to just accept any business here carte blanche without any consideration for what long term consequences there might be,” Milne says.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 22:53:18 +0000 Andrea Smardon 46368 at http://kuer.org Tooele County Commissioner Wants “Heavy Fine Structure” for Stericycle Tooele County Residents Question Panel on Incinerator http://kuer.org/post/tooele-county-residents-question-panel-incinerator <p></p><p>Tooele County citizens met Wednesday night to talk about the possibility of letting Stericycle build a new medical waste incinerator in the area. After a series of informational meetings organized by Stericycle, this town hall was organized by residents.</p><p>The meeting at Stansbury High School was organized by Katrina Hill of Stansbury Park, who says she’s never done anything like this before.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 06:30:54 +0000 Andrea Smardon 46309 at http://kuer.org Tooele County Residents Question Panel on Incinerator Investigation Finds High Levels of Toxic Pollutant in Homes Near Stericycle http://kuer.org/post/investigation-finds-high-levels-toxic-pollutant-homes-near-stericycle <p></p><p>Environmental investigators working with Erin Brockovich have uncovered some new evidence that hazardous chemicals are accumulating in the homes of those who live close to Stericycle’s medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake.&nbsp; An investigator from the Brockovich team and community advocates met with Governor Gary Herbert Wednesday to share their findings.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:16:56 +0000 Andrea Smardon 42706 at http://kuer.org Investigation Finds High Levels of Toxic Pollutant in Homes Near Stericycle 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 House Committee Approves Stericycle's Move to Tooele County http://kuer.org/post/house-committee-approves-stericycles-move-tooele-county <p>A house committee gave unanimous approval to a resolution Wednesday that would allow Stericycle to move their medical waste incinerator to Tooele County.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:41:03 +0000 Brian Grimmett 42374 at http://kuer.org House Committee Approves Stericycle's Move to Tooele County Protestors not Satisfied with State Action on Stericycle http://kuer.org/post/protestors-not-satisfied-state-action-stericycle <p></p><p>Environmental activists and concerned residents rallied in front of Governor Gary Herbert’s office Thursday to let him know that they would not be satisfied until Stericycle’s medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake is shut down.&nbsp; A recent health report by the state, and news that the company may move its incinerator to Tooele County have not changed protestors' minds.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:25:12 +0000 Andrea Smardon 42136 at http://kuer.org Protestors not Satisfied with State Action on Stericycle Study Finds No Extra Environmental Cancer Risk Near Incinerator http://kuer.org/post/study-finds-no-extra-environmental-cancer-risk-near-incinerator <p>The Utah Department of Health has completed an analysis of 35 years of cancer data in the area surrounding Stericycle’s North Salt Lake medical waste incinerator. The study shows no increased environmental cancer risk for residents in South Davis County.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:21:15 +0000 Andrea Smardon 42032 at http://kuer.org Study Finds No Extra Environmental Cancer Risk Near Incinerator Stericycle In Talks with County and State Officials to Move Incinerator to Tooele County http://kuer.org/post/stericycle-talks-county-and-state-officials-move-incinerator-tooele-county <p><b>UPDATE:&nbsp;</b><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the broadcast of this story,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stericycle</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has confirmed in a written statement to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KUER</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that it is seriously considering the option of moving, and that the company has taken steps to secure property in a remote area of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tooele</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;County. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:13:34 +0000 Andrea Smardon 41208 at http://kuer.org Stericycle In Talks with County and State Officials to Move Incinerator to Tooele County U Hospital System Facing Tough Decisions on Medical Waste Disposal http://kuer.org/post/u-hospital-system-facing-tough-decisions-medical-waste-disposal <p></p><p>Last year, clean air activists called on Utah’s hospitals and clinics to stop sending their waste to Stericycle’s incinerator in North Salt Lake. One of the state’s largest healthcare providers, The University of Utah, is looking at some significant changes to the way it handles medical waste, but there are some types of waste that university officials say they have no other option at this time but to burn.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 01:17:00 +0000 Andrea Smardon 41048 at http://kuer.org U Hospital System Facing Tough Decisions on Medical Waste Disposal Utah Physicians Call for Boycott of Stericycle’s Incinerator http://kuer.org/post/utah-physicians-call-boycott-stericycle-s-incinerator <p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 06:36:02 +0000 Andrea Smardon 38233 at http://kuer.org Utah Physicians Call for Boycott of Stericycle’s Incinerator