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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Mayor Trilla's statement regarding federal court upholding Sterigenics Seal Order

The most important thing is ensuring our residents are safe. Today’s ruling in federal court brings us one step closer to eliminating the risk of dangerous ethylene oxide levels in our air. We, as a village, will not stop on this issue until we ...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2019

US EPA Posts Latest Ambient Air Testing Results on their Website

Today, the US EPA posted twelve (12) days of air quality monitoring results from samples taken in November and December.  Below is a link to the newly posted test data:<_o3a_p>

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

EPA Monitoring and the Government Shutdown

The following communication was received today from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding what impact the government shutdown will have on the air quality monitoring being done in our community.

We have received a number of questions about...Read on...
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Village of Willowbrook Message Regarding Recent Air Monitoring

The Village is committed to communicating with its residents as expeditiously as possible the information we learn. In addition to communicating directly with Village employees regarding the recent testing, we also want to share our overview of the air mo...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Village of Willowbrook Releases Independent Air Monitoring Report

New independent indoor/outdoor air monitoring to test for the presence of ethylene oxide (EtO) in Willowbrook, along with the U.S. EPA’s November 19, 2018 test results release, prompted Mayor Frank Trilla to issue a new request to immediately sh...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

EPA posts initial 3 days of ambient monitoring around Sterigenics Willowbrook facility

The initial data from U.S. EPA’s air quality monitoring around the Sterigenics Willowbrook facility have been posted. Information about the results, including a link to the interactive map and a link to FAQs about the results, is available at th...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2018

Full Video of November 29th EPA Forum Now Available

Please click on the following link to watch the full video of the Public Forum that was held on November 29, 2018 at Ashton Place.

https://youtu.be/pkckxPBDn3c

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

USEPA Posts Information Packet in Advance of the November 29th Community Meeting

On Friday (11/23), the USEPA posted an Information Packet containing background information on ethylene oxide in Willowbrook.  Below is the link to that information.Read on...

EPA Ethylene Oxide Background Information
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Willowbrook Open House – Exhibitor Tables

Prior to the Willowbrook Community Meeting on November 29, 2018, there will be an Open House event from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Organizations or agencies may request that a table be reserved for them to discuss and share information pertaining to th...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2018

USEPA Reports Discovering an Issue with Previous Ethylene Oxide Monitoring Results

U.S. EPA recently discovered an issue with the way ethylene oxide has been measured.

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Willowbrook Completes Indoor/Outdoor Air Sampling, November 16 and 17, 2018

On November 16 and 17, 2018, our air quality consultant, GHD Services, Inc., performed ethylene oxide (EtO) air sampling at eleven (11) discrete locations.  The sampling performed included both indoor and outdoor air sampling.  Below is ...Read on...

Willowbrook Air Sampling Fact Sheet
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Illinois Proposed Legislation Pertaining to Sterigenics Environmental Issue

There are currently four (4) proposed bills under consideration by the Illinois General Assembly pertaining to the Sterigenics Environmental Issue.  The bills are listed below along with their individual links to the www.ilga.gov website which pr...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Village of Willowbrook Seeks Answers from US UPA

The Village of Willowbrook has formed a Task Force to study and address the emissions of ethylene oxide (EtO) associated with the operations of the Sterigenics facilities located in our Village.  This Task Force is composed of experts in the fiel...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Update on Sterigenics Stack Testing

As was reported last week, follow-up stack testing occurred at both Sterigenics facilities last week Thursday (9/20/18) and Friday (9/21/18).  The testing was performed by a third-party independent consultant.  The test protocol and meth...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Village of Willowbrook - FOIA Request Letter to the U.S. EPA

In the Village’s continuing efforts to obtain information and answers to important questions pertaining to Sterigenics emissions, Village Attorney Renee Cipriano of the environmental law firm Schiff Hardin LLP sent a request for the release of p...Read on...

FOIA Request Letter to the U.S. EPA
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Willowbrook Sterigenics - Request for Expedited Final Results from Stack Test

Stack testing of the emissions control systems at both Sterigenics facilities were conducted on Thursday (9/20/18) and Friday (9/21/18).  The testing was performing by a third-party emissions testing consultant in conjunction with the IEPA. &...Read on...

Mayor Trilla's Letter to the IEPA
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Letters received from the Illinois Attorney General's office regarding Sterigenics.

On September 18, 2018, the Attorney General's office sent letters to the Village of Willowbrook, Senator Curran, Dupage County Chairman Cronin, and the US EPA addressing Sterigenics.

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mayor's September 10 Update

At the Monday night meeting of the Board of Trustees, Mayor Trilla provided an update on where the Village stood with Sterigenics.

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Zoning Review & Analysis of Sterigenics International, Inc.

As discussed in the August 29 forum, the Village conducted a comprehensive examination of the status of the zoning for the parcels where Sterigenics is located.

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