Stericycle denies violating emission limits

Monday , September 30, 2013 - 3:23 PM

Paul Foy, The Associated Press

NORTH SALT LAKE -- A medical-waste incinerator that drew a protest over the weekend is denying it violated emissions limits or rigged sampling results.

Stericycle Inc. is challenging a list of citations filed by Utah regulators in May against the company's burn plant in North Salt Lake.

The Lake Forest, Ill.-based company filed its response Monday, which triggers a review by an administrative law judge.

Utah regulators have cited Stericycle for releasing cancer-causing dioxins and other pollutants.

Stericycle denies some of the allegations outright, while blaming faulty sampling or lab analysis for other chemical readings.

Celebrity activist Erin Brockovich joined Utah activists in a protest meeting and march Saturday in a campaign to shut down the medical-waste incinerator.

Stericycle's corporate communications office didn't return a phone message Monday from The Associated Press.

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