A short distance from 17th district communities like Burr Ridge and Indian Head Park, a Bruce Rauner-linked company, Sterigenics, is emitting a known carcinogen called ethylene oxide which is poisoning the communities that surround it. Today Abdelnasser joined Congressman Bill Foster, Sean Casten for Congress, Vote Bridget Fitzgerald, Tom Chlystek For Illinois 82nd State Rep and Kady McFadden of Sierra Club Illinois to call on our government to step in and #StopSterigenics. Watch Abdelnasser’s remarks.
“Politicians like Donald Trump and Sean Morrison have no problem putting profits over people, including by weakening the EPA and environmental regulations.
Sterigenics, which emits the known carcinogen ethylene oxide, needs to be shut down until it can prove that the plant can operate without harming the communities that surround it.
Sterigenics must be shut down before even one more person faces an avoidable cancer diagnosis.”