Georgia plant agrees to close in fight over gas emissions

This Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 photo, shows the Becton, Dickinson medical sterilization facility in Covington, Ga. Georgia officials reached an agreement Monday, Oct. 28 to temporarily shut down the facility that uses a gas that studies have linked to an increased risk of cancer.

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Oct. 28 on medical sterilization facilities, The Associated Press reported on the closure of several facilities that use a carcinogenic gas to sterilize medical equipment, including a Georgia facility owned by Sterigenics. The story should have made clear that Sterigenics voluntarily closed it to speed up installation of emission controls and that the plant was operating within the limits of its state-issued permits.

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