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Thursday, October 24 2013, 11:24 PM MDT
UT Gov. Orders Study of Medical Waste Incinerator
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered the state Department of Health to conduct a detailed study of a medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake.

Residents and anti-pollution activists have launched a campaign against the Stericycle facility, saying it releases toxic smoke that puts public health at risk.

In letters sent Thursday to the North Salt Lake mayor, the Salt Lake County Council and the head of Illinois-based Stericycle, Inc., Herbert outlined his request.

The governor asks the Health Department to identify potential health effects from chemicals emitted by the facility and study soil samples and the surrounding areas for contamination.

Calls to Stericycle were not immediately returned Thursday.

The company has said it operates in full compliance with state permits and has improved efforts to monitor and control emissions.

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UT Gov. Orders Study of Medical Waste Incinerator

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