COBB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Cobb County Board of Commissioners heard from the president of the company at the center of an on-going public health concern.
Philip MacNabb, the president of Sterigenics, spoke to commissioners Monday during a work session.
Sterigenics operates a plant in Cobb County that emits a chemical called ethylene oxide.
During the meeting, MacNaab addressed reports about leaks from the plant in April and July of last year.
MacNabb said in their investigation, they discovered a fault in one of the exit pipes.
The company reported a leak of possible severed pipe to the Environmental Protection Division, which would be a leak of more than 10 pounds.
In the second incident, MacNabb said there was a valve failure but no gases were released.