St. Louis Company Barred from Handling Ebola Infected Waste
A St. Louis sterilization company will not accept any medical waste potentially contaminated with Ebola.
A St. Louis Circuit Court judge approved an agreement Friday between Stericycle Incorporated and Attorney General Chris Koster's office barring the company from receiving such waste at its St. Louis facility.
Stericycle had received a federal permit earlier this month to remove waste from the Texas hospital and home where a man with Ebola virus stayed before dying. Koster sought a temporary restraining order blocking the facility from handling any Ebola-contaminated materials while alleging that it had previously violated waste-management laws.
The company says it will work with Missouri hospitals to find other ways to dispose of waste if there is a suspected or confirmed Ebola case in the state.