STERICYCLE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STERICYCLE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Stericycle move gets a nod in Senate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57667054-90/approval-area-areas-incinerator.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57667054-90/approval-area-areas-incinerator.html.csp">Stericycle move gets a nod in Senate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Robert Gehrke </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T22:02:10.953-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Legislature took action Tuesday to pave the way to relocate the Stericycle medical waste incinerator from North Salt Lake to Tooele County and to create a buffer zone to avoid future clashes between the burn plant and residential neighborhoods. The Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to HJR6, which gives Stericycle the required legislative approval to relocate to Tooele County, the first of several hurdles Stericycle has to clear. “This is a very important resolution, said Sen. To...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57667054@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:02:10 MDT Letter: Tooele can warn residents about Stericycle releases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57647251-82/stericycle-tooele-article-cleaner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57647251-82/stericycle-tooele-article-cleaner.html.csp">Letter: Tooele can warn residents about Stericycle releases</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T22:19:01.729-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A news article titled “Tooele lawmaker: If we can handle nerve gas, we can handle Stericycle,” (Standard Examiner, March 4) got me thinking. Tooele County does have an emergency horn system previously used for nerve gas warnings that could be reactivated. Then when Stericycle has an emergency release people will know to hide their babies. Or we could simply accept the dangers associated with incineration and move to new cleaner technology. Vahn Jensen Murray</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57647251@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:19:01 MDT Senate advances bill to prevent another ‘Stericycle situation’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57636445-90/stericycle-bill-prevent-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57636445-90/stericycle-bill-prevent-senate.html.csp">Senate advances bill to prevent another ‘Stericycle situation’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T20:52:17.783-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 08:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Senate approved on Wednesday a bill intended to prevent future medical waste incinerators from being located within two miles of residential areas — hoping to avoid the kind of problems that have plagued Stericycle in North Salt Lake. The Senate voted 26-1 to pass SB196 and sent it to the House. “We are trying to prevent another Stericycle situation from being created in the future,” said Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, the bill’s sponsor. The only controversy about the proposed bill arose...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57636445@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:52:17 MDT Who sends trash, taxpayer dollars to Stericycle? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57613829-90/stericycle-lake-salt-waste.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57613829-90/stericycle-lake-salt-waste.html.csp">Who sends trash, taxpayer dollars to Stericycle?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T12:29:58.759-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 12:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three times a week, a dozen or more yellow drums show up at Stericycle’s North Salt Lake incinerator, where the contents are converted to smoke and ash for permanent disposal in the atmosphere and ground. But these containers from Salt Lake City International Airport do not hold the infectious and chemically tainted medical wastes Stericycle is known for handling. They are filled with meal leftovers, candy wrappers, food service articles and other items that tourists returning from locales from ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57613829@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:29:58 MDT House OKs relocation of Stericycle medical waste incinerator http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57627202-90/area-hjr-incinerator-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57627202-90/area-hjr-incinerator-medical.html.csp">House OKs relocation of Stericycle medical waste incinerator</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T20:24:15.415-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 08:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah House passed legislation Monday clearing the path for Stericycle to move its medical waste incinerator from North Salt Lake to a new location in Tooele. Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, said the unanimous approval of HJR6 by the Utah House is just the first step in the process and doesn’t specify where the new incinerator would be located. The plan, now headed to the Senate, still must get regulatory approval and there is no hard time frame for the move. Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57627202@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:24:15 MDT Panel advances bill targeting med-waste incinerators http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57579250-78/waste-bill-lake-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57579250-78/waste-bill-lake-sltrib.html.csp">Panel advances bill targeting med-waste incinerators</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T21:31:26.121-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 09:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A proposed ban on building waste incinerators near homes cleared a Senate committee without opposition Friday. SB196, sponsored by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, targets the burning of certain types of medical waste, a practice that stirred controversy in his Davis County district last year after state regulators cracked down on a Stericyle plant for alleged emission violations. When the facility was permitted in 1989, the location was surrounded by open fields zoned for industrial uses. But i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57579250@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:31:26 MDT Utah House panel greenlights Stericycle move http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57569590-90/waste-stericycle-company-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57569590-90/waste-stericycle-company-medical.html.csp">Utah House panel greenlights Stericycle move</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T22:26:23.469-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 10:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Legislation necessary to enable medical waste handler Stericycle to relocate its incinerating operations to Tooele County cleared a House committee Wednesday with broad support. Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, is carrying HJR6 to help resolve an expanding battle over waste burning in what has become the school-filled North Salt Lake neighborhood of Foxboro. “This is a great win for everyone involved,” Hughes said. Stericycle critics, however, contend incineration no longer has a place in waste man...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57569590@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:26:23 MDT