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VIDEO: Even in 1989, bitter opposition to medical waste incinerator

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 31 2014 - 5:41am

Second of two partsSUNDAY: PART 1: Stericycle is looking forward to Tooele County and has finally begun using a public relations strategy.MONDAY: PART 2: How it started in North Salt Lake. Who was there first, and what did that mean? NORTH SALT LAKE -- It's better to have one regulated medical waste incineration plant taking care of...

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VIDEO: Stericycle-North Salt Lake divorce picking up speed

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 30 2014 - 7:49am

First of two partsSUNDAY: Stericycle is looking forward to Tooele County and has finally begun using a public relations strategy.MONDAY: How it started in North Salt Lake. Who was there first, and what did that mean? 

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Stericycle Q & A: Do they burn fetuses?

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 29 2014 - 7:13pm

Misconceptions: How many bypass events and violations? On average Stericycle has half a dozen emergency bypass events each year, half of those due to power outages. They have only had one emissions violation in 25 years and that is the current one they are appealing, according to the company.

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Air pollution kills 7 million a year as world's largest environmental health risk

Bloomberg News
Mar 25 2014 - 3:55pm

GENEVA -- Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012, more people than AIDS, diabetes and road injuries combined.One in eight deaths worldwide can be attributed to breathing tainted air, making it the world's largest environmental health risk, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said in a report Tuesday, doubling its previous estimates...

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WSU balloon project measures air pollution

Contributed
Mar 24 2014 - 8:59am

OGDEN - Three Weber State University electronics engineering students accepted the real-world challenge of reliably and economically measuring pollution zones above Utah's metropolitan areas. They spent more than 1,000 hours researching and developing a robust, yet inexpensive, device that could help the scientific community better understand...

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Clean air groups say Herbert, Legislature flunked

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 18 2014 - 6:32pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Clean-air groups graded legislators and the governor for their work, or lack thereof, this past session and gave some grades that wouldn't even make the honor roll.

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Dangerous levels of dioxin found in Stericycle neighborhood homes

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 15 2014 - 4:41pm

NORTH SALT LAKE -- Stericycle produces elevated levels of cancer-causing dioxins that cause property damage and health risks, according to a recent report from the Erin Brockovich environmental team.A report from California's Soil Water Air Protection Enterprise (SWAPE) noted the most dangerous dioxins were detected above the U.S. Environmental...

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Legislature tiptoes into air quality action

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Mar 15 2014 - 6:56am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah lawmakers this year took greater steps to clean up the state's smoggy air but veered away from giving state regulators further reach in policing pollution, dismaying Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, who earlier this year called for urgent efforts to improve air quality.Legislators rounded out their 45-day session late Thursday night...

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VIDEO: Even in 1989, bitter opposition to medical waste incinerator

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 31 2014 - 5:41am

Second of two partsSUNDAY: PART 1: Stericycle is looking forward to Tooele County and has finally begun using a public relations strategy.MONDAY: PART 2: How it started in North Salt Lake. Who was there first, and what did that mean? NORTH SALT LAKE -- It's better to have one regulated medical waste incineration plant taking care of...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 10:47am


VIDEO: Stericycle-North Salt Lake divorce picking up speed

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 30 2014 - 7:49am

First of two partsSUNDAY: Stericycle is looking forward to Tooele County and has finally begun using a public relations strategy.MONDAY: How it started in North Salt Lake. Who was there first, and what did that mean? 

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 11:43am


Stericycle Q & A: Do they burn fetuses?

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 29 2014 - 7:13pm

Misconceptions: How many bypass events and violations? On average Stericycle has half a dozen emergency bypass events each year, half of those due to power outages. They have only had one emissions violation in 25 years and that is the current one they are appealing, according to the company.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 29 2014 - 7:13pm


Air pollution kills 7 million a year as world's largest environmental health risk

Bloomberg News
Mar 25 2014 - 3:55pm

GENEVA -- Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012, more people than AIDS, diabetes and road injuries combined.One in eight deaths worldwide can be attributed to breathing tainted air, making it the world's largest environmental health risk, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said in a report Tuesday, doubling its previous estimates...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 25 2014 - 5:31pm


WSU balloon project measures air pollution

Contributed
Mar 24 2014 - 8:59am

OGDEN - Three Weber State University electronics engineering students accepted the real-world challenge of reliably and economically measuring pollution zones above Utah's metropolitan areas. They spent more than 1,000 hours researching and developing a robust, yet inexpensive, device that could help the scientific community better understand...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 24 2014 - 12:00pm


Clean air groups say Herbert, Legislature flunked

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 18 2014 - 6:32pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Clean-air groups graded legislators and the governor for their work, or lack thereof, this past session and gave some grades that wouldn't even make the honor roll.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 19 2014 - 11:45am

VIDEO: Even in 1989, bitter opposition to medical waste incinerator

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 31 2014 - 5:41am

Second of two partsSUNDAY: PART 1: Stericycle is looking forward to Tooele County and has finally begun using a public relations strategy.MONDAY: PART 2: How it started in North Salt Lake. Who was there first, and what did that mean? NORTH SALT LAKE -- It's better to have one regulated medical waste incineration plant taking care of...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 10:47am


VIDEO: Stericycle-North Salt Lake divorce picking up speed

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 30 2014 - 7:49am

First of two partsSUNDAY: Stericycle is looking forward to Tooele County and has finally begun using a public relations strategy.MONDAY: How it started in North Salt Lake. Who was there first, and what did that mean? 

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 11:43am


VIDEO: 5,000 rally against air pollution at Utah Capitol

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 26 2014 - 8:32am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Using the momentum of a growing number of Utah residents who are dissatisfied with the unhealthy haze hanging over the Wasatch Front, clean-air advocates rallied in modern-day record fashion Saturday to ensure they are heard by Gov. Gary Herbert and state lawmakers.About 5,000 people, many wearing mouth and nose respiratory masks...

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VIDEO: Clean-air advocate and N. Utah congressional hopeful bikes to work

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 19 2014 - 8:27am

NORTH OGDEN -- Whether it's to clear his head or clear the air, clean-air advocate and physician Peter Clemens has honed the habit of biking to work over the past seven years."I ride my bike somewhere between 125 to 150 days a year," Clemens said of the 30-mile round-trip commute from his North Ogden home to the Ogden Regional Wound and Infusion...

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VIDEO: 'Power bump' results in mechanical failure, black plume at Stericycle

Antone Clark, Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner
Jan 10 2014 - 6:38am

NORTH SALT LAKE -- Around 3 p.m. Thursday, Becca Hubrich was pulling into her driveway when her daughter exclaimed about the nearby Stericycle medical waste incinerator spewing black smoke.

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VIDEO: Advisories increase as Utah's air quality worsens

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 3 2014 - 7:03am

OGDEN -- Limit your driving, don't exercise outdoors and don't burn wood in your fireplace.That's the message the Utah Division of Air Quality wants to get out to the public this weekend.

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VIDEO: Even in 1989, bitter opposition to medical waste incinerator

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 31 2014 - 5:41am

Second of two partsSUNDAY: PART 1: Stericycle is looking forward to Tooele County and has finally begun using a public relations strategy.MONDAY: PART 2: How it started in North Salt Lake. Who was there first, and what did that mean? NORTH SALT LAKE -- It's better to have one regulated medical waste incineration plant taking care of...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 10:47am


VIDEO: Stericycle-North Salt Lake divorce picking up speed

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 30 2014 - 7:49am

First of two partsSUNDAY: Stericycle is looking forward to Tooele County and has finally begun using a public relations strategy.MONDAY: How it started in North Salt Lake. Who was there first, and what did that mean? 

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 11:43am


VIDEO: 5,000 rally against air pollution at Utah Capitol

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 26 2014 - 8:32am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Using the momentum of a growing number of Utah residents who are dissatisfied with the unhealthy haze hanging over the Wasatch Front, clean-air advocates rallied in modern-day record fashion Saturday to ensure they are heard by Gov. Gary Herbert and state lawmakers.About 5,000 people, many wearing mouth and nose respiratory masks...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 27 2014 - 6:29pm


VIDEO: Clean-air advocate and N. Utah congressional hopeful bikes to work

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 19 2014 - 8:27am

NORTH OGDEN -- Whether it's to clear his head or clear the air, clean-air advocate and physician Peter Clemens has honed the habit of biking to work over the past seven years."I ride my bike somewhere between 125 to 150 days a year," Clemens said of the 30-mile round-trip commute from his North Ogden home to the Ogden Regional Wound and Infusion...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 19 2014 - 8:27am


VIDEO: 'Power bump' results in mechanical failure, black plume at Stericycle

Antone Clark, Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner
Jan 10 2014 - 6:38am

NORTH SALT LAKE -- Around 3 p.m. Thursday, Becca Hubrich was pulling into her driveway when her daughter exclaimed about the nearby Stericycle medical waste incinerator spewing black smoke.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 10 2014 - 6:38am


VIDEO: Advisories increase as Utah's air quality worsens

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 3 2014 - 7:03am

OGDEN -- Limit your driving, don't exercise outdoors and don't burn wood in your fireplace.That's the message the Utah Division of Air Quality wants to get out to the public this weekend.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 3 2014 - 7:03am


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