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Utah Medical Waste Incinerator Proposes Doubling Production

Utah Medical Waste Incinerator Proposes Doubling Production

A medical waste burning plant that is leaving North Salt Lake City after being cited for toxic emissions wants to more than double production at a new facility in a rural part of the state.

Stericycle Inc. is proposing to burn 18,000 tons of medical waste per year at a future site in Tooele County — up from 7,000 tons per year at the current site, according to details state environmental regulators posted online Monday. The new facility would have two incinerators compared with just one at the current site.

The plan is pending approval from state regulators.

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