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Stericycle Nixes Incinerator Plan in North Las Vegas

Stericycle Nixes Incinerator Plan in North Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Sun reports that Stericycle decided to forgo its plans due to “broader business considerations and facility planning.”

Illinois-based Stericycle, which had planned to build a medical waste incinerator in North Las Vegas, is no longer moving forward with its proposal, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

Stericycle had requested a special permit from the North Las Vegas Planning Commission earlier this year but withdrew its application on June 6, six days before the commission was scheduled to vote on it, according to the report.

The company said it decided to forgo its plans in North Las Vegas due to “broader business considerations and facility planning,” the report notes.

Las Vegas Sun has more information:

A medical waste disposal company with a history of environmental violations is no longer moving forward with its proposed waste incinerator in North Las Vegas, the company confirmed.

Illinois-based Stericycle had planned to build an incinerator at Apex Industrial Park, replacing a longtime facility north of Salt Lake City that is closing. The new North Las Vegas facility would have incinerated medical waste shipped in from throughout the West and stored the resulting ash on-site.

The company had requested a special permit from the North Las Vegas Planning Commission earlier this year, but withdrew its application on June 6, six days before the commission was scheduled to vote on it, said Marc Jordan, Land Development and Community Services director for the city.

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