This is a wide shot of a windowless building with three large exhaust fans in the rear. There are also two large smoke stacks on one side of the building. Smoke is coming out of one. The building is behind a barbed wire fence and has tractor trailer parked near it with the words Stericycle wiritten in green on its side.

Sterigenics’ facility in Haw River, N.C. is seen from Porter Avenue on Oct. 19, 2023. Their facility is located adjacent to interstate I-40. Credit: Joseph Navin

Stericycle operates a medical waste incinerator in Haw River. Environmental activists wants state regulators force the company to adhere to more stringent emission standards.

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