Texas Ebola waste will not be disposed in Louisiana

On Friday Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced the State of Louisiana reached an agreement with Texas incinerator Veolia Environmental Services and Louisiana hazardous waste landfill Chemical Waste Management to ensure that incinerator ash associated with the recent Dallas Ebola virus occurrence will not be transported or disposed of in Louisiana, .

On Oct. 13 the Louisiana Attorney General’s office obtained a restraining order in the 19th Judicial District Court to temporarily stop the transport of incinerated Ebola ash into Louisiana.
The temporary retraining order was extended on Oct. 21 at the request of all parties, before ultimately arriving at today’s agreement.

Attorney General Caldwell said, “I am pleased today’s agreement ends this chapter in the controversy of the transportation and disposal of Ebola waste.”

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