Stericycle to move incinerator to Tooele County

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An executive of a medical-waste incinerator that has run afoul of state regulators says the company will relocate the facility to Tooele County.

A Stericycle Inc. official tells The Salt Lake Tribune ( ) that moving from North Salt Lake won't be easy.

The Illinois-based company's vice president of legislative affairs, Selin Hoboy, says the move depends on legislative and regulatory approvals.

State law requires Gov. Gary Herbert to sign off on any new solid waste disposal site. The Tribune reports that Herbert's staff is helping Stericycle make the move.

A group of Utah doctors concerned about air pollution has called on Utah hospitals and clinics to boycott the incinerator as the company fights emissions violations.

Hoboy maintains Stericycle is in full compliance with regulations.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune,

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