This is a very strange and kind of sick story. The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that they were burning aborted fetuses at an energy plant to provide power for Oregon homes.
The “biomedical waste” that was being shipped to the Covanta Marion plant in Brooks, Oregon also includes “surgically removed cancerous tissue,” and amputated limbs. The disturbing information came from a chain of emails between a Vancouver based newspaper and The British Columbia Heath Ministry.
“The ministry understands that some [biomedical waste] is transferred to Oregon,” the email read. “There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant.” It is a bit unsettling how casual it seems to be for them.
The board of commissioners has now ordered the incinerators to start refusing packages with the biomedical waste in it.
Sam Brentano, chairman of the board said in a statement: “We provide an important service to the people of this state and it would be a travesty if this program is jeopardized due to this finding.” He then added, “We thought our ordinance excluded this type of material at the waste-to-energy facility. We will take immediate action to ensure a process is developed to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries.”
The Commissioner did not say whether or not they believed the waste should have been burned for energy. They had to have known about it previously, right?
According the website the plant burns 550 tons per day of municipal solid waste that can generate up to 13 megawatts of energy that they then sell to Portland General Electric.
The newspaper that was corresponding with the BCHM reported that 14,000 fetuses are aborted in the province each year and most leave them with the hospital to discard.
The Environmental Protection Agency claims that medical waste coming from hospitals is usually separate from the solid waste used to create electricity.
What do you make of all this?