News: Tooele residents concerned about pending Stericycle move, possibility of more pollution

Emma Penrod
The Salt Lake Tribune
April 19, 2016

Gina Cooley moved to Erda in 2014 after her pediatrician advised her that pollution from a medical-waste incinerator in North Salt Lake could be the source of her then-4-year-old son’s near-daily headaches.

That same year, Stericycle also decided to move to Tooele County.

Cooley heard about the relocation only after the decision was final, she said. And before Monday’s public hearing on the proposed facility’s air-quality permit, she was under the impression the facility would be farther away from the county’s residential communities.

“It’s frustrating,” she said. “I know something has to be done with the medical waste, but I’m frustrated there isn’t more information available.”

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