Thursday, January 19, 2023

EPA To Host Feb. 2 Virtual Community Meeting For Zelienople Residents On Health Risks Of Ethylene Oxide

On January 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it will host a virtual community meeting February 2 for residents of Zelienople, Butler County, to share information about health risks from the chemical, ethylene oxide or EtO. 

The community meeting will take place virtually starting 6:00 p.m. 

During the meeting, EPA staff will discuss revised risk information related to the American Contract Systems (ACS) commercial sterilizer facility, located at 4050 Jacksons Pointe Court in Zelienople.

In the coming weeks, EPA expects to propose an air pollution regulation to protect public health by addressing EtO emissions at commercial sterilizers. EPA is sharing EtO emissions data and information with the public to solicit feedback.  

The agency aims to improve public understanding of the risk; help states, Tribes, communities and the industry reduce risk from EtO in the near-term; and hear input as the agency continues to develop regulations to reduce air pollution from commercial sterilizers.

EPA will be joined by federal and state environmental and health officials to address questions, comments, and concerns from the public, including Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection staff who will discuss work they are doing in partnership with ACS to reduce emissions and risk.

Click Here to register for this virtual meeting.

For more information about this chemical, visit EPA’s Ethylene Oxide webpage.

[Posted: January 19, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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