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Residents of UTAH: Sign this to shut down Stericycle's medical waste incinerator.
  • Petitioning Residents of Utah

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Residents of Utah

Residents of UTAH: Sign this to shut down Stericycle's medical waste incinerator.

    1. Alicia Connell
    2. Petition by

      Alicia Connell

      Farmington, UT

Stericycle has allegedly been falsifying documents.  We have confirmed that they have been putting more than the allowable amount of toxins into the air. The Utah Division of Air quality issued a notice of non-compliance last week. Many residents feel they are having health issues that may be linked to this exposure. See the Salt Lake Tribune article published today, June 3rd and the Deseret News article published last week.  We have been told there is a "process" that has to happen before anything can be done, so meanwhile who knows what toxins have been emitted.  Are they going to spend the money to fix the problem?  How long can they drag their feet?  This affects all of us here in Utah, we already have one of the worst air qualities in the nation.  We certainly don't need it to be worse.  Stand with us and stop them from poisoning our air until a resolution can be made.  Its not okay.  Its not right.  

To:
Residents of Utah
Sign this to ask for answers as well as solutions from Stericycle.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Erin Brockovich joins us for a TownHall Meeting followed by a Protest

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer

      Here is the facebook event: page:https://www.facebook.com/events/235401536609198/

      And here is the link to our website for more info on future events, documentation, media coverage etc:
      http://communitiesforcleanair.wordpress.com

      For more questions please email: CommunityForCleanAir@gmail.com

    3. Press Conference at the Utah State Capitol

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer
    4. Here is the video of Stericycle's Emergency Bypass Event on 9/6/13

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer
      Massive Emergency Bypass Goes Down at Stericycle Medical Waste Plant as Panicked Residents Run for Cover (Video)

      (EnviroNews Utah via Community Watch) - The Stericycle medical waste incineration plant couldn't have picked a worse time to have another large, visible, emergency episode considering all of the recent controversy swirling around company.

    5. Stericycle Protest #2 - Thursday, August 15th at 5:30pm

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer

      Join us for the next protest this coming Thursday. 90 North 1100 West, NSL, UT 84054. -in front of Stericycle-

    6. Erin Brockovich and her team agreed to help us fight Stericycle :-)

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer

      We are so excited to have Erin Brockovich and her team joining us in this fight.

    7. If the DEQ isn't going to protect us, then who will?

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer

      Its like the DAQ said "Science is way ahead of regulation". Its time to change, its time to pay attention, its time to protect ourselves, its time to fight for our right to breathe and be healthy. Utah should not be the dumping ground of 8 other states (worst) medical waste. Utah needs to find the funds to increase the protection of its citizens, get a backbone and do their job. The DEQ has every right to revoke their permit based on lack of compliance, invalid documentation, etc, etc. No more extensions for Stericycle, its been long enough. Make them pay and make them leave.

      Dan Hubrich wrote:
      Take a look at this article! This is just super. The DEQ can't even be relied upon to enforce the existing laws/permits that are in place with Utah companies. Probably has something to do with the under funding and only having 12 inspectors for the whole state. This entire battle is becoming more and more of a joke.

      http://www.ksl.com/?sid=26024799&section=local

      Audit finds DEQ negligent in regulating permits that affect pollution levels | ksl.com

      SALT LAKE CITY - Air pollution is a constant concern for Utahns and a new audit says that Utah's sand and gravel pits may be part of the problem. But we may never find out just how much of the problem. According to the 30-page public legislative audit, there are issues at the Utah Division of Environmental Quality.

    8. Reached 500 signatures
    9. Stericycle is at it again. Emergency bypass 3 times in a week, NOT okay.

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer

      Stericycle is at it again. Using their emergency bypass stack. There is NO Filter in that stack and is not monitored by the state. So far, I believe its been documented at least 3 times since July 8th. So much for 5-6 times a year, as stericycle suggested. Total CRAP!

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201706951302035&set=gm.453079841454014&type=1&theater

      This is the picture I captured on Monday, July 8th at about 8:30 am (when I first noticed it). It closed at about 11:30 am.

    10. Call 801-538-1000 and ask the Governor to Shut down Stericycle.

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer

      Call 801-538-1000 and ask the Governor to Shut down Stericycle. You can got to "Communities for Clean Air" on Facebook or you can go to http://environews.tv/author/environews-utah/ and check out many video clips from our public meeting last week. Very informative! We need to spread the word, we are making a difference.

      EnviroNews

      The Final Frontier of Investigative Reporting

    11. Meeting went very well last week. Protest is tomorrow at 5:30pm!!

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer

      Check out "Communities for Clean Air" on facebook for more info. Please make sure if you come to the protest that you stay off of Stericycle's property and don't block traffic and walk ways. email communityforcleanair@gmail.com for more information.

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    12. Guess who is finally going to address the public?

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer

      Guess who is finally going to address the public? You guessed it, Stericycle. 3 Reps from across the US have flown in and are planning to do a presentation and answer questions (well, at least what they are allowed while they are still in "negotiations" with the State of Utah). Yep, we got their attention and they are coming to our Public meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, June 27th at 7:00pm. You should all BE THERE!!! Meeting is being held at NSL City Hall (10 East Center Street, NSL, UT 84054

    13. We NEED ALL OF YOU at the Community Meeting

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer

      Community meeting is scheduled for June 27th at 7:00pm at the North Salt Lake City Hall (10 East Center Street, NSL, UT 84054). Please come show your support and concern. If you absolutely cannot make it please email CommunityForCleanAir@gmail.com your questions or concerns so we can make sure your voice is heard.

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    14. Public Meeting - June 27th at 7:00pm at NSL City Hall - 10 East Center St

      Alicia Connell
      Petition Organizer
    15. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Donna Taylor NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
      • 17 days ago

      Our health

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    • Robert Phillips SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • 3 months ago

      Our air quality is already a major problem. The last thing we need is to allow it to be made worse.

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    • Crystal Davis SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • 3 months ago

      I can't breathe in this polluted air.

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    • Kelsey Paulding SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • 3 months ago

      Get them out

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    • Jessica Cohen NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
      • 3 months ago

      We just moved into foxboro and found out about this. We are about to have our first baby and are very concerned about our air quality and dangers from this.

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