This is a good article to read if you have a question about medical waste. This article goes into great detail about the health of human health from the perspective of a medical waste provider.
What they describe is a unique and complex issue as I can attest to from personal experience. I have worked in medical waste services in the past, and I am proud to say I have worked with an A+ patient. I have worked with many different types of patients in the past, but I have always felt that the medical waste issue was of the utmost importance.
For medical wastes, as in most things, there are two sides. On the one hand, there is the patient who has no other choice but to be dumped into a landfill. On the other, as there is no health care to be provided to these patients, the medical waste is being turned to the “rescue” of the incinerator.
New Jersey, home of Newark, is the epicenter of this issue. A year ago I was the medical waste officer for the New Jersey Department of Health. (Now thankfully retired, I am back in the trenches). On the heels of that was the opening of New Jersey’s first medical waste facility, which, at an initial cost of $1 million, will provide medical waste disposal to almost 400,000 New Jersey residents. That’s a lot of waste.
If there are any people who are concerned about New Jersey’s waste disposal, they should get in touch with the NJ Department of Health. The facility will be located at Newark International Airport and will take patients from Newark Airport all the way into the incinerator. New Jersey residents that qualify for the medical waste disposal program will get their waste disposed of at the site and will get to keep their health records.
New Jersey residents can also register to dispose of their household hazardous waste at the facility. This is a great option for anyone that needs a clean up.
The facility will use waste to generate electricity to power the incinerator. The process takes about 1.5 hours and produces 7.5 million liters of sanitary waste, which is enough to power a small town for a year.
The facility is currently located in Newark, New Jersey and is expected to finish construction in the coming months. It will be the second waste disposal facility of its kind in the country and the first in the Northeast.
The facility is unique in that it is not a waste dump. It utilizes a natural cycle to process waste, in which it breaks down the organic matter and uses the resulting alcohol to create energy. After the alcohol is burned, it is converted to biogas and water. It is one of the few options in the US that uses the entire natural cycle. The other option is a landfill.
This isn’t a surprise to many, but New Jersey has a serious and pressing environmental problem. The state has one of the highest rates of asthma among kids in the country, and it’s estimated that more than 80% of children in New Jersey have some kind of respiratory issue. The problem is that New Jersey has no waste management or recycling programs. The state has a $1.3 billion landfill problem. It is the state’s largest taxpayer, so that’s a big $1.