Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Demonstration against shipping untreated medical waste is planned at Evergeen Health

Demonstration to Demand Safe Disposal of Infectious Medical Waste, Feb. 23

A demonstration against the shipping of untreated medical waste is planned at Evergreen Health on February 23 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The header image above was found at: http://stoptruckingmedwaste.com.

The following is a news release announcing the demonstration:

Citizens have joined together in the Safe Hospitals, Safe Communities campaign to raise awareness about the transportation of medical waste through local communities. Over the past several years there have been many incidents involving accidents and improper disposal of transported medical waste. These incidents threaten the health and safety of our communities.

The group is asking hospitals to stop shipping untreated medical waste through our communities. 85-90% of our nation’s hospitals truck infectious medical waste off-site to be sterilized, which forces hazardous materials to be driven by our homes and neighborhood schools.

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