This article has been updated with a comment from Medela.
Medline Industries has temporarily closed its Waukegan, Ill., medical device sterilization operation to install nearly $10 million in emissions upgrades.
The privately owned company uses the carcinogenic gas ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize its own and other companies’ devices at the plant. Medline did not announce the shutdown or reveal whether or where it diverted the devices normally sterilized there.
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