SMYRNA, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Cobb County commissioners have approved air testing around a Smyrna industrial plant that uses a cancer-causing chemical.
According to the EPA, the Sterigenics facility is releasing cancer-causing chemicals into the air.
The plant emits a gas known as ethylene oxide or ETO, which over time, can cause cancer.
The plant uses the chemical to sterilize medical supplies.
Officials will conduct the air testing over a two-week period.