Sterigenics sues Ga. county officials over EtO-related property tax devaluations

Sterigenics has filed a lawsuit against the members of a Georgia county tax board, claiming that the board’s decision to lower valuations on properties near the company’s medical device sterilization plant has harmed its reputation.

The federal lawsuit, filed in Atlanta, also claims that the members of the Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors unfairly and arbitrarily pinned their April 15, 2020, tax valuation decision on Sterigenics’ use of ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize medical devices at the plant. The county lowered assessments by 10% on properties within 2 miles of the plant, citing “environmental air quality concern surrounding the Sterigenics plant,” the complaint says.

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