The environment protection department had already issued notices to a large number of private hospitals of Gujrat district to either install an incinerator
or ensure the arrangements of proper disposal of their medical waste; however, none of these hospitals have yet taken action on these notices as several of such hospitals are facing cases lodged against them by the environment department.
Principal QMC further said that this incinerator
having a capacity of 450kg would also extent disposal facilities to the adjoining districts.
Campaigners argue incinerator
waste, known as bottom ash, is toxic and the facility could be dangerous to people's health.
Nowadays, there is the door lock from inside and incinerator
to dispose pad.
They will pay a penalty of $104,000, and take measures to limit the mercury content of sewage sludge received at the incinerator
The Tees viaduct and Portrack incinerator
pictured in December 1974, almost a year before the bridge opened
Earlier, hospital waste was being burnt and dumped manually, he said and added that after installation of new incinerator
the hazardous waste could be disposed of according to scientific methods.
The new incinerator
will be built to replace the existing, outdated incineration equipment.
In 2011, the former Health Protection Agency promised a study into a possible link between incinerators
and infant mortality, but that study remains unpublished and also unreported in the West Midlands' media.
DEAR Editor, Rates of infant deaths, stillbirths, low birthweight babies and birth defects are being examined around 22 incinerators
, five of which are in the West Midlands: Tyseley, Coventry, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Stokeupon-Trent.
But a majority of commissioners said the disbanding in 2012 of a regional alliance of cities and the county to dispose of trash made the purchase of the incinerator
a practical impossibility.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)'s idea to use incinerators
to solve the garbage problems in Metro Manila does not with well with green groups, citing that the technology violates the law and an environmental and health risk.