La. Attorney General tries to keep Ebola waste out of state
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says he will take legal action to stop the incinerated personal belongings of a Dallas Ebola victim from being disposed of in a landfill in Calcasieu Parish.
Buddy Caldwell said in a news release late Sunday night that he plans to ask for a temporary restraining order on Monday preventing any of the wastes from entering Louisiana.
Caldwell says the health and safety of Louisiana citizens is his top priority.
Caldwell says the waste will not consist of the belongings themselves, but rather the incinerated remains of six truckloads of items that could have been contaminated by Thomas Duncan when he fell sick.
Duncan died Wednesday at a Dallas hospital.
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Posted on Mon, October 13, 2014
by Associated Press