Allan Gerlat, News Editor

December 4, 2014

1 Min Read
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.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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