by W.J. Kennedy
DuPage Policy Journal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relied on two studies to conclude that the Ethylene Oxide (EO) emissions from the plant have been dangerously high. EO is used to sterilize medical supplies and equipment used in surgeries.

After publishing it in late Aug., last week the EPA discredited its own sampling data in the one study.

And the other study, which relies on “modeling” of data from U.S. census surveys of business activity in the area, is not an estimate but more of a “guesstimate” of concentrations of potentially harmful gases in the air, says Steve Milloy, publisher of

“Using a model gives them the leeway to present worst case scenarios,” Milloy told DuPage Policy Journal. “It’s easy to defend because it’s not based on actual sample data. You can make it up.”

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