Stericycle move prompts concerns at Tooele meeting

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TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A group of Tooele County residents is urging its state lawmakers to carefully consider the impacts of relocating the contentious Stericycle medical waste incinerator to their county.

The group, at a town hall meeting Saturday in Tooele, voiced its concerns as Stericycle seeks to move its facility from suburban North Salt Lake to a remote site west of Tooele.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1mPeikR ) the meeting drew residents, Stericycle officials and Reps. Doug Sagers of Tooele and Merrill Nelson of Grantsville.

Jewel Allen of Tooele County Citizens for Clean Air says her group is counting on the lawmakers "not to downplay the negatives and to hold Stericycle's feet to the fire."

Stericycle officials say the plant emits very low levels of emissions, and doesn't pose a health risk.

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Information from: Deseret News,

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