AP: ‘fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes’
April 24, 2014
A county in Oregon will no longer accept medical waste at an electric power plant after local officials learned the waste may contain aborted fetal tissue, according to an Associated Press wire story.
“We thought our ordinance excluded this type of material at the waste-to-energy facility,” said the chairman of county board of commissioners. “We will take immediate action to ensure a process is developed to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries.”
A spokesman for the British Columbia Health Ministry, where the boxed “medical waste” originated, acknowledged that “regional health authorities there have a contract with a company that sends biomedical waste, such as fetal tissue, cancerous tissue and amputated limbs, to Oregon,” according to the AP report.