CHICAGO (CBS)– A girl who says a suburban medical sterilization plant gave her most cancers is about to testify in courtroom.
Sue Kamuda, who’s suing Sterigenics, will take the stand in Chicago.
The firm is accused of knowingly releasing a most cancers inflicting chemical into the air at its former Willowbrook plant.
As CBS 2 has reported, former Sterigenics workers allege the corporate ordered employees to dump poisonous chemical compounds straight into the general public sewer system. It additionally coated up simply how a lot was launched into the air, together with cancer-causing ethylene oxide, they are saying. It is the principle ingredient used to sterilize medical tools, similar to surgical instruments.
According to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the chemical is linked to a number of cancers. The CBS 2 Investigators obtained paperwork exhibiting the EPA warned the corporate 35 years in the past that ethylene oxide induced abdomen most cancers.
Kamuda is the primary of greater than 700 plaintiffs whose case in opposition to Sterigenics has gone to trial.
After her testimony, the plaintiffs are anticipated to relaxation their case and the protection will start calling witnesses.