UT Governor Launches Criminal Probe into Stericycle in Wake of EnviroNews Whistleblower Documentary
(EnviroNews Utah) — Governor Gary Herbert has asked the Utah Attorney General to open a criminal investigation into Stericycle’s activities after the release of EnviroNews’ documentary on Stericycle that features a former employee, who for personal safety reasons spoke under a cloak of anonymity, talking about what he did and what he observed as an employee while at the waste plant.
The documentary has created a firestorm of media coverage leading up to and including this announcement. According to Fox13 News, Stericycle has released its own statement into the issue and will be doing its own investigation into the charges that it says are “inaccurate and unfounded” and are made by a man “(who may or may not be a former employee).”
The story has even hit the investing world where 4-traders discusses the allegations. Investors will want to be aware of the charges and the possible consequences to the stock prices and the company depending on the outcome of the investigation.
The governor’s ordered investigation has been featured by many Utah news agencies, including Fox13, ABC4Utah, KSL, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Deseret News, the Associated Press, The Standard Examiner, Reuters and several others.
The Salt Lake Tribune, has also followed up with a strong editorial encouraging the Governor and his selected agencies to rigorously pursue their criminal investigations.
Community environmental groups have urged citizens to call the office of Governor Gary Herbert at (801)538-1000 and demand the immediate shutdown of the old waste burner.
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ROUND 1 OF MEDICAL WASTE MADNESS — ‘THE DEVIL’S WORK’ COVERAGE FOLLOWING A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE STATE CAPITOL — SEPT. 17, 2014
KUER (NPR), Fox13, ABC4Utah, KSL (local NBC), the Deseret News, the Salt Lake Tribune, the Standard Examiner, Davis Clipper, GreenAction.
FILM AND ARTICLE CREDITS
- Emerson Urry - Videojournalist, Video Editor, Audio Editor, 3D Animator
- Shad Engkilterra - Author, Research Journalist
- Seth Urry - Sound Effects
- Ken Kruckenberg