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Medical Waste Firm Stericycle Settles with Utah Settles on Emissions, Moving Plant

A Utah environmental board has approved a settlement with Stericycle Inc. for the company to pay $2.32 million for air emissions violations by the medical waste firm.

The Lake Forest, Ill.-based Stericycle also agreed to move its medical waste incinerator to a new location in Utah’s Tooele County from its current location in North Salt Lake, according the agreement approved by The Air Quality Board of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DAQ).

The DAQ said the violations occurred between 2011 and 2013 and concerned emissions exceeding limits for dioxin, furan and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Stericycle complied with the emission limits in April 2013 and upgraded its medical waste incinerator air pollution equipment.

Stericycle also agreed to move its medical waste incinerator to Tooele County within three years after receiving certain documents.

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