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2014 Facilities Investigation:
Stericycle Inc.

On September 17, 2014, the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) was made aware of allegations that Stericycle was processing medical waste in a manner that violated its permit. DSHW has responded to these allegations by initiating an investigation into Stericycle’s operations. The Division will evaluate Stericycle’s compliance with all conditions of its permit and take appropriate enforcement actions if necessary. The investigation will be completed in 30 days. DSHW will post information on this page as it becomes available.


Update November 4, 2014

DEQ has completed its investigation into allegations of mismanagement at Stericycle and submitted its Investigation Report Summary (162 KB) to the Governor’s Office.The Department found no evidence to support the source’s allegations (335 KB) regarding improper operating practices at Stericycle in matters over which the Department has regulatory jurisdiction.


Update September 25, 2014

In response to new allegations concerning public health and safety, Governor Gary Herbert has launched three investigations into alleged misconduct at the Stericycle facility in North Salt Lake. Protecting the health and safety of the public is the governor’s primary concern.

An investigation by the Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) looking into possible regulatory violations relating to the parameters of Stericycle’s permits began Sept. 17, the day the allegations were shared with the Governor’s Office. More … (127 KB)


Photo Gallery: DEQ Stericycle Site Investigation

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Empty waster containers.

Empty waster containers.

Incinerator (black) with tub washer (silver) in foreground.

Incinerator (black) with tub washer (silver) in foreground.

Empty yellow waste cans.

Empty yellow waste cans.

The incinerator (black) with tub washer (silver) in foreground.

The incinerator (black) with tub washer (silver) in foreground.

Ram that pushes waste into the incinerator.

Ram that pushes waste into the incinerator.

Sharps containers and red bag waste going up the feed belt to the incinerator.

Sharps containers and red bag waste going up the feed belt to the incinerator.

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