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Posted on: November 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Open House and Public Meeting on Ethylene Oxide (FINAL NOTICE)

The U.S. EPA will host an open house and community forum to provide updates on the agency’s work to better understand air emissions of ethylene oxide from the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook, Illinois. Both will be held Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Ashton Place, 341 75th St, Willowbrook, Ill.

Open House: 3 to 6 p.m.

The open house will provide an opportunity for individuals to talk one-on-one with staff from U.S. EPA and other agencies about their concerns related to ethylene oxide and to ask questions.

Community Forum: 7 to 10 p.m.

The community forum will feature a series of expert panels to respond to questions EPA has been receiving from the communities around the Sterigenics facility. Staff from U.S. EPA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)the State of Illinois, and the Tri-State Fire Department will provide information in response to questions about ethylene oxide in the community. The U.S. EPA also will discuss the work it is doing to better understand risks from ethylene oxide emissions, and its plans for ongoing community information and engagement.

Submit your questions now!

Because of the large number of people expected at the evening forum, questions will be collected ahead of time. You may submit questions in advance by emailing them to You also will have the opportunity to write your questions on cards that will be available at the open house and during the forum.

Please submit your questions for the meeting by November 26, 2018. Send questions to

The meeting will be videoed and live streamed on Facebook.

For more information, please visit

For additional information about the Open House and/or Public Meeting, please contact Holly Wilson at

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