Environmentalists Ramp Up Pressure Over EtO, After Massive Jury Award

September 19, 2022
Environmentalists are ramping up pressure on EPA to cut emissions of the industrial solvent ethylene oxide (EtO) after a jury awarded a Chicago-area plaintiff hundreds of millions of dollars in punitive damages for exposure to the solvent, which was released from a commercial sterilizer and is being blamed for causing cancer in Willowbrook, IL. Earthjustice, Clean Air Laredo Coalition and other groups are planning to hold a press conference Sept. 20 at the City Hall of Laredo, TX, to discuss...

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