Air monitors installed around Sterigenics plant

State Senator Jen Jordan has filed a lawsuit to stop the controversial Sterigenics plant in Smyrna from operating.

The lawsuit alleges the Georgia Environmental Protection Division failed to tell people about an increased risk of cancer before approving an order to allow the plant to keep operating.

This comes as engineers have started installing air testing monitors around the controversial plant.

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Crews will put up monitors at up to 30 locations in Cobb County, Smyrna, and Atlanta.

The three governments paid for the testing following an Environmental Protection Agency investigation into the plant's use of ethylene oxide, a gas known to be toxic.

Last week, Sterigenics modified their production to install equipment that would reduce toxic emissions.

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