La. Attorney General blocks Ebola waste disposal in state landfill
A temporary restraining order has been granted blocking the disposal of incinerated waste from the Dallas Ebola victimâ€™s personal items and belongings at a Louisiana landfill, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
It was reported that six truckloads of potential Ebola contaminated material collected from the apartment where the Dallas Ebola victim became ill were brought to Port Arthur, Texas late last week to be processed at the Veolia Environmental Services incinerator. From there the incinerated material was slated to be transported to the Chemical Waste Management hazardous material landfill in Calcasieu Parish for final disposal.
The temporary restraining order, signed by Judge Bob Downing Monday afternoon in Louisianaâ€™s 19th Judicial District Court, requires Veolia to cease and desist any transport of the incinerator ash from the treated Ebola contaminated waste in Texas to the State of Louisiana.Â It also requires the company to provide the State of Louisiana with information regarding the transportation and treatment of the waste, as well as well as provide a listing of Texas waste landfills authorized to accept such potentially hazardous materials.Â While Chemical Waste Management has publicly stated it would not accept the ash content, the temporary restraining order makes the declaration legally binding by commanding the company not to accept or dispose of any incinerated ash or other medical waste originating from Ebola contaminated materials.Â