Judge denies Cobb’s motion to dismiss Sterigenics suit

A judge has denied Cobb County’s request to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a medical sterilizing company over permitting issues, clearing the way for the case to move forward. Sterigenics, which operates a plant near Smyrna, has been under public scrutiny since last year when its emissions of the carcinogenic gas ethylene oxide was flagged in a federal report on elevated cancer risk.

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