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Despite Temporary Shutdown, Testing Still Planned Around Sterigenics

exterior of Sterigenics plant
September 10, 2019

Smyrna, GA (September 6, 2019) -- Sterigenics officials had notified the Smyrna - Cobb County - City of Atlanta oversight committee about their proposal to suspended production during construction work at their facility this month.  The planned work is not expected to significantly alter the task force’s work to independently monitor the air for ethylene oxide emissions.

Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon, who is chairing the Oversight Committee, said the Task Force conducting the testing had already made provisions for this situation.

“We’re aware of the operational shutdown at the facility,” Mayor Bacon said.  “The Task Force had already taken this into account during their planning and those involved assure us it will not negatively impact our efforts.”

The Task Force, working with the firm GHD Services, began positioning air monitors this week.  Smyrna, Cobb County, and the City of Atlanta have joined to form the effort to independently test the amount of ethylene oxide in the air surrounding the Sterigenics facility.

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Press Contact Info

Ross Cavitt | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]