Company won't take ash from Ebola victim apartment

2014-10-14 05:00
(Mike Stone, AFP)

(Mike Stone, AFP)

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New Orleans - A Louisiana waste disposal facility says it will not accept the ashes generated when a Texas Ebola victim's belongings were incinerated, at least not until state officials agree that it would pose no threat to the public.

Chemical Waste Management Lake Charles said in a news release on Monday that it is permitted to accept such material and that it poses no threat to the environment or human health.

But, the company says, "we do not want to make an already complicated situation more complicated".

Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person to contract the disease within the United States. Duncan had travelled from Liberia to visit family.

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says he plans to go to court to block the transport of the waste to the Calcasieu Parish facility.

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