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Update / News of Health Concerns Associated with Sterigenics Plant in Proximity to Smyrna City Limits

Post Date:07/22/2019

News of Health Concerns Associated with Sterigenics Plant in Proximity to Smyrna City Limits 

Update (Thurs., July 25, 2019): Community Meeting with Sterigenics - Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 pm at Campbell Middle School (3295 Atlanta Road SE, Smyrna Ga 30080). Details are finalized for a community meeting to include Sterigenics Representatives as well as elected officials from the State, City of Smyrna, and Cobb County. 

 

Update (Tues., July 23, 2019) - Progress regarding Sterigenics Plant (update from Senator Jen Jordan): "This morning, with Rep. Erick Allen, I spoke with the President of Sterigenics and he has represented to me that the company will be submitting an application to Georgia EPD within 7 to 14 days that will seek EPD's approval for Sterigenics to install new emissions reducing technology in its Cobb County plant that the company believes will significantly reduce emissions and bring down any emissions to an acceptable level.

If its application is approved by EDP, Sterigenics believes that the installation of the new emissions reducing technology would then take approximately 12 weeks to complete. The company has said that it would put out a formal statement by the end of the day. Rep. Allen and I I will post the statement once we have it in hand.

To be clear, these initial overtures are welcome, but they are just the beginning and will not cut off my office's efforts to ensure that the people that live in my district are not being harmed. I know that there is a lot of troubling information out there, but just know that we are working to get answers and solutions."

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Monday, July 22, 2019 - Though the City of Smyrna was not aware of the health news associated with an area medical plant until this article from WebMD and Georgia Health News, we are now aware and part of a larger set of local and State voices working to address this alarming news and circumstance. Though the Sterigenics plant has a Smyrna mailing address, it is outside of the jurisdiction of your municipal government, but your elected officials – who have learned of this as you have learned of this – are working with others on it.

https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20190719/residents-unaware-of-cancer-causing-toxin-in-air?fbclid=IwAR2a8EDp-abQN_J5B_mKXbXjqufJmECGBAYRnYX1v17YVCM8F4L5UWhgFSk

https://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2019/07/neighborhoods-unaware-airborne-toxin/?fbclid=IwAR1t8cWAtZ7IkL9f0qBEHhCUp3ns2z9ONFOQwmR4H_IQqD0NkiLDn5ePI6g 

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