Is It a ‘Victory’ If Stericycle Moves Out of the Neighborhood? – Erin Brockovich Weighs In

(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.

Is It a ‘Victory’ If Stericycle Moves Out of the Neighborhood? – Erin Brockovich Weighs In

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3 Responses to “Is It a ‘Victory’ If Stericycle Moves Out of the Neighborhood? – Erin Brockovich Weighs In”

  1. Alicia Connell
    September 21, 2013 at 3:52 am #

    They should not be allowed to move and become somebody else’s problem like the other 39 states that banned medical waste incineration in their states did to us.

    They need to spend their billions of dollars doing what their website claims they already do “protect people” and “promote health” and “safeguard the environment” oh and the big one “we are honest” “we always do the right thing” .

  2. francis woods
    March 23, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    If they move, wouldn’t that just be masking the problem? I realize we have to get rid of the waste somehow but it should be done in a much safer way.

  3. jon terns
    March 24, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    I think a victory for one community would be a tragic loss for another. Either way, Stericycle is going to move their incinerators somewhere and it’s not going to be good.

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