Cancer-causing chemical endangering Memphis due to EPA’s inaction, lawsuit alleges

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 17, 2023 8:04 AM CT | Published: January 14, 2023 4:00 AM CT

The EPA included Memphis’ Sterilization Services of Tennessee on a list of high-risk facilities in August, but a pending lawsuit says the agency is moving too slowly; the Memphis City Council is also considering what actions it can take. 


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Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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