Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said today that it inked a deal with the state of Georgia to keep open a medical device sterilization plant there.
Georgia is seeking a temporary restraining order to close the plant in Covington, Ga., where a leak of 54.5 lbs. of ethylene oxide gas went undetected for eight days last month. BD pledged in August to install $8 million worth of emissions-control equipment at its two Georgia EO plants, but the state alleges the company has been dragging its feet.
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