Ironically, the same company which picks up aborted children from abortion clinics has been granted the contract to transport the Ebola contaminated materials for incineration from an apartment in Dallas, Texas where Ebola patient, Thomas Duncan, stayed.
According to NBC Dallas affiliate, a hazardous-materials crew on Friday decontaminated the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient was staying when he got sick and hours later, the family that was living in the apartment was moved to a private residence in a gated community that was offered by a volunteer.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday approved a special permit permitting a Lake Forest, Illinois-based company to transport large quantities of Ebola-contaminated waste from a Dallas hospital for disposal.
The report was on some of the local Dallas news stations including NBC 5.
Here the anchor holds up copies of the Stericycle permit issued by TX Dot:
The permit covers all waste within the state of Texas, in case another diagnosed case presents in the state. Special permits, the DOT says, “are issued to individual companies to ensure that each holder is fit to conduct the activity authorized. Stericycle, Inc. The permit largely sets the standards by which the company must package and transport the materials.
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The permit grants Stericycle two options for packaging, each consisting of a series of inner and outer packaging and the use of CDC-authorized disinfectant.
Stericycle is not without controversy. For years, pro-life groups have criticized the company for their collaboration to remove aborted babies from abortion and Planned Parenthood facilities nationwide.
Oregon county commission ordered Covanta Marion, Inc., a Marion County waste-to-fuel incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it’s been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.
The pro-life group, Repent America has tracked the abortion / Stericycle connection and has called for a boycott of the company.
Dallas officials have said that Stericycle will move the contaminated waste but Stop Stericycle warns that in 2011, Stericycle was fined over $42,000 and found to be illegally dumping aborted babies into a municipal landfill in Austin with household and commercial garbage.
In addition, the group has accused Stericycle of mishandling hazardous waste from abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors Abortion Clinic in Philadelphia, Pa.
Gosnell was found guilty of several counts of murder for snipping the necks of babies after birth at his abortion clinic. Health officials found scores of hazardous materials stored at the clinic.
On the group’s website the accusations against Stericycle read, “after requesting that the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) investigate Stericycle’s unlawful incineration of late-term and newborn babies killed by Gosnell, it was discovered through CSS’ own investigation that the bodies of the children never made it to the incineration plant. Instead, according to documentation, the boxes were mislabeled and sent to Stericycle’s chemclave plant in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Chemclave is a sterilization process involving alcohols, ketones, formaldehyde and water.
“After the babies were treated in this chemical solution, they were hauled to an area landfill and buried with the trash, which is illegal in Pennsylvania”.
Read more on how Stericycle may have handled medical waste here.
LifeNews Note: Carole Novielli is the author of the blog Saynsumthn, where this article originally appeared.