Herbert initiates investigation of Stericycle, potential contaminants near North Salt Lake plant

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24 2013 5:10 p.m. MDT

Regulators asserted that there were repeated problems with other tests and discrepancies that popped up in the company's logs that misled them, including logs that were manipulated that were not reflective of normal operating conditions.

The aspect of the case regarding altered information has been forwarded to the Environmental Protection Agency for a criminal probe.

In September, environmental activist Erin Brockovich led concerned neighbors and anxious Davis County residents on a march from the nearby Foxboro Elementary School to the plant, demanding in the rally the facility move elsewhere.

At the community town hall meeting in which Brockovich spoke, the North Salt Lake mayor said city officials and Stericycle had been in discussions about the possible move of Stericycle because its current location was no longer an appropriate fit for the industrial plant.

Late last month, Stericycle informed the state Division of Air Quality it is fighting the violation it was issued, refuting the allegations about being out of compliance with its permit.

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