The ash of belongings of Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who died from the Ebola virus in Texas, may not be headed for a hazardous waste landfill in Carlyss after all.
Chemical Waste Management on Monday said it has “no current plans” to accept incinerator ash from Veolia Environmental in Port Arthur, Texas. Veolia incinerated some of the decontaminated belongings from Thomas Eric Duncan’s apartment located in Dallas.
“After additional review, Chemical Waste Management, has notified the Veolia Environmental that it has no current plans to accept ash,” the company said in a news release. “While (our) facility is permitted by the state and federal government to accept waste of this type, and while accepting this waste poses no threat to the environment or human health, we do not want to make an already complicated situation, more complicated.”
The items incinerated included linen, bedding, and carpet were taken from the apartment where Duncan became ill.
On Sunday, Chemical Waste Management confirmed that it would received the ash and state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said he would file a temporary restraining order to block the move.
No world yet on what will be done with the ash now.