Yesterday we reported on the British Columbia Health Ministry's admission that it was sending the remains of aborted babies to a waste-to-power facility in Oregon. Disgusted by this practice, the Marion County Board of Commissioners has put a halt to all burning of medical waste while the situation is investigated:
“We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” said Commissioner Janet Carlson. “We did not know this practice was occurring until today. We are taking immediate action and initiating discussions with Covanta Marion to make certain that this type of medical waste is not accepted in the future.”
Marion County Chair Sam Brentano says if that is the case it cannot be tolerated. He immediately stopped the burning of all medical waste while the county looks into the report. An emergency commission meeting was scheduled for Thursday morning.