Medical Waste News

Suspect in medical-waste dump near Ralston now charged with thefts from Tulsa hospital

A man who authorities think dumped vials of blood and used syringes into the Arkansas River was charged Friday in connection with the theft of medical waste from a Tulsa hospital .Garrett Gibson, 27, of Ralston was charged in Tulsa County District Court with...

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Experts: Cleveland Drinking Water Safe From Medical Waste Scare

CLEVELAND, Oklahoma - Concerns of water safety arose after medical waste was found dumped in parts of Pawnee County's Arkansas River. Some of Cleveland's drinking water is coming from a creek that Arkansas River sometimes spills into...

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Medical waste discovered in recycling bin

OTTAWA — An investigation is underway to determine who illegally dumped medical waste into a recycle container at the Ottawa site. According to recycling coordinator Ashley Siefker, the workers at the recycling center in the Ag Complex in Ottawa made the discovery of the waste last Thursday...

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OSHA fines Boston Wyndham hotel over staff handling of medical waste

BOSTON — The federal agency that polices worker safety has cited a Boston hotel for failing to protect workers when they handle bodily fluids. Workers have told 5 Investigates that they frequently encounter because the hotel is home to many patients from Massachusetts General Hospital next door...

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Medical waste strewn along Route 197 near Bowie Town Center cleaned up

BOWIE, Md. (WJLA) — 7 On Your Side has been investigating how medical waste that appeared to include dried blood, IVs, and even a diaper wound up on the side of a major road Tuesday. ABC7 found the medical waste along Route 197(Collington Road) in Bowie after receiving a tip...

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Medical waste delivery was seeping, woman says

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —It's a delivery that should have never gone to Natalie Robert's home. “You could see blood visible on the outside of the box,” she said. The 9-pound package was filled with medical waste, something no family wants to see on their doorstep...

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