(EnviroNews California) – Los Angeles – Celebrity activist Erin Brockovich is at it again. That is, taking on BIG polluters. Her most recent endeavor is the obscure and dark world of medical waste, a subject that most Americans have likely spent little time thinking about over the course of their lives.
Since signing on to the raging battle surrounding the Stericycle medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake City, Utah — an issue that has been toxically bubbling on the back burner for many years — local media outlets have engaged in a feeding frenzy, chewing chunk after chunk out of the Illinois-based company. Stericycle’s back has been pinned against the wall ever since they were busted for “cooking the books” surrounding compliance tests earlier this year.
In fact, the heat on Stericycle has been so severe and the community outrage so high in the wake of the revelations of their cheating that reports say the company is already discussing plans for picking up their toxic operations and moving out of the densely populated Foxboro community where they currently operate.
EnviroNews California sat down with Brockovich and asked her if it can actually be considered a “victory” if the toxic-waste plant packs up shop and relocates their plant somewhere else.