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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Web Page Established to Address Lake County Ethylene Oxide Concerns

US EPA established page for Lake Co emissions concerns

On November 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a web page to address recent concerns regarding ethylene oxide emissions from two facilities in Lake County, Illinois: Medline Industries in Waukegan, and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee.

Residents seeking information about ethylene oxide in Lake County can find the latest updates at

The U.S. EPA has been working with Illinois EPA to examine emissions information from both the Medline and Vantage facilities to determine potential next steps. Questions and concerns should be sent via email to the U.S. EPA at

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