Proposed Stericycle move to Tooele County spurs town hall meeting

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  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    March 2, 2014 3:19 p.m.

    UTAH-----Dumping ground of the west.

  • brotherJonathan SLC, UT
    March 2, 2014 3:06 p.m.

    Clean air and water is the best choice for citizens long term health. Pay now or pay later.
    If pollution created by this process can be brought down to the equivalent of 6 semi's why not take that pollution and filter it down or incinerate to one semi diesel engine worth of pollutants.
    Pay now and not have to clean up the mess later and deal with health issues that can't be fixed.
    Look at which representatives are for this legislation and see if political contributions were given by companies or citizens that will benefit from its enactment.
    This is just using good logic and using fact checks to insure laws that are in the best interests of the public.

  • terra nova Park City, UT
    March 2, 2014 2:26 p.m.

    Just as Tooele gets rid of the war materials incineration project, Stericycle wants to move in and fill the void. It is time to recognize that a sensitive desert climate is NOT the place for this kind of pollution.

  • Tumbleweed Centerville, UT
    March 2, 2014 10:28 a.m.

    West of Tooele? How far west? Tooele County extends all the way to the Nevada border. I believe the border is at least 80 miles west of Tooele. Surely there has to be somewhere out there in never never land for this facility. Why does it have to be close to Tooele or Grantsville?

  • One opinion west jordan, UT
    March 2, 2014 10:06 a.m.

    It would seem that Tooele has had its share of pollutant type materials and is finally being able to see and end to that type of exposure. I read recently that the Division of Air Quality gave Stericycle a notice of violation for exceedances of emissions and mis-reporting data in May 2013 and the Department of Justice is investigating. Tooele is a place that people can afford to buy homes and is growing wonderfully. If the state of Utah wants to help Tooele avoid further contamination type materials, bring in either a clean manufacturer, electronics, or something that does not contaminate the soil or air.

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    March 2, 2014 8:48 a.m.

    "Some speakers wondered if the plant might be a financial boon to the county in terms of tipping fees, permits, new jobs or even the cogeneration of electrical power."

    People never cease to amaze me. They will place their own health and well being and that of their family in danger just for the prospect of a few dollars. This plant has been a bad neighbor, and just because your bad neighbor moves doesn't mean they will be a good neighbor somewhere else.

  • perspicacious Salt lake city, Utah
    March 2, 2014 8:18 a.m.

    It is time for the press to disclose what the real costs are? What is the payment by the state to push this company to exile in Elbe? And now we need to watch deal and movement of prison to Tooele.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    March 2, 2014 8:03 a.m.

    We own this state. If we don't want stericycle then why can't we just force them out? Go to Texas and pollute there. We don't want it!

  • kewpie Salt Lake City, UT
    March 1, 2014 11:10 p.m.

    Why should the legislators and governor be so eager to relocate Stericycle to Tooele County when the Division of Air Quality gave Stericycle a notice of violation for exceedances of emissions and mis-reporting data in May 2013 and the Department of Justice is investigating? Why is Stericycle pushing for incineration in Utah when in other places Stericycle has facilities they are using non-incineration technologies?