Covanta is planning to burn medical waste from several other states without following the stricter air pollution standards required of medical waste incinerators. Burning medical waste is toxic, hazardous to health, and completely unnecessary, as most of the country has already shifted to safe, non-burn alternatives.
Recommendations from the EPA: Medical Waste | US EPA
Rhode Island passes legislative law banning medical waste incineration: General Assembly Passes Bill with Strict Limitations in Rhode Island on High-Heat Medical Waste Facilities — ecoRI News
CLF’s comments regarding the Medical Waste Incinerator in Rhode Island (pdf below)
Montgomery mulls other options for trash disposal – The Washington Post