* You will recall that Gov. Pritzker and Attorney General Raoul announced a meeting between the Illinois EPA, the US EPA and Sterigenics yesterday.
I followed up today to see what happened. From the governor’s office…
While there were several issues discussed Thursday with representatives from the U.S. EPA, Sterigenics and the Illinois EPA, this administration must see more immediate, concrete steps taken to secure residents’ health and safety. In the absence of concrete steps, we will work with the Office of the Attorney General to exercise all available legal authority to protect the community.
Sounds like nothing much happened.
*** UPDATE *** From the AG’s office…
Representatives from the Attorney General’s Office participated in a meeting yesterday with representatives from the Illinois EPA, the U.S. EPA and Sterigenics. We continue to urge the U.S. EPA to act immediately and decisively to protect the health and safety of families living near the Willowbrook facility, and we will work with Governor Pritzker’s administration to exercise all available legal authority if necessary. Due to the urgency of this situation, the Attorney General’s Office, along with DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin’s Office, will file a brief this afternoon urging the federal court to remand the ongoing lawsuit back to state court as quickly as possible.
Not sure what that’ll do, but OK.
* Local Elected Officials Call on EPA to Shut Down Willowbrook Sterigenics: Congressman Dan Lipinski and Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, along with other elected officials, are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to “immediately shut down Sterigenics in Willowbrook.” Joining Willowbrook Mayor Frank Trilla and other elected leaders, the group plans to host a press conference outside the EPA Region 5 building in downtown Chicago.
* Burr Ridge Calls For Immediate Shutdown Of Sterigenics