COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's governor is trying to force a medical sterilization facility to temporarily close after it allowed a gaseous carcinogen to leak out last month.
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr issued a statement Monday saying he filed a temporary restraining order against Becton Dickinson in Covington. The company has refused the city's request to temporarily close pending the implementation of more emissions controls that are tested to be effective.
Carr says the legal filing was on behalf of Gov. Brian Kemp and the state Environmental Protection Division following months of failed negotiations.