BROOKS, Ore. — Officials in a small Oregon town are scrutinizing local waste-to-energy practices following reports that an area power plant has been burning aborted babies in their incinerators to generate electricity.
The attention has caused an emergency meeting of the Marion County Board of Commissioners to review the issue and consider revising their policies regarding the use of medical waste at the plant, Covanta Marion Inc.
According to the chairman of the board of commissioners, Sam Bretano, the plant will stop reception of the medical waste that is reportedly being brought in from Canada by the national medical waste management company Stericyle. KGW-TV reports that Covanta Marion has been burning household and business waste for years, in addition to medical waste, but the city was unaware that aborted babies were also being burned to produce power.
“We thought our ordinance excluded this type of material at the waste-to-energy facility,” Bretano said in a public statement. “We will take immediate action to ensure a process is developed to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries.”
“We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” added Commissioner Janet Carlson. “We are taking immediate action and initiating discussions with Covanta Marion to make certain that this type of medical waste is not accepted in the future.”
But Covanta Marion asserts that the waste program is run by the city, not the company.
“Marion County contracts for and delivers medical waste to the facility and Covanta has no responsibility for the program,” officials wrote in a statement. “Covanta is shocked by these allegations and is discontinuing the receipt of this waste stream until we have been assured by the County that this alleged material is not being delivered to the facility.”
Regardless, some believe that Stericycle should be held equally accountable for the incineration of aborted babies at the plant.
“The outrage that is being directed toward the energy plant in this Oregon community should also be directed toward Stericycle as they continue to enable the abortion industry in this nation to sweep their dirty work under the rug, or in this case into the fires,” said Michael Marcavage, director of the Campaign to Stop Stericycle.
As previously reported, Stericycle, America’s leading medical waste company, incinerates aborted babies at its various incineration plants across the country. Grand Jury documents released by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office in 2011, and obtained by the Campaign to Stop Stericycle, revealed that Stericycle had been disposing of fetal remains for convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell for years.
Stericycle was also fined over $42,000 in 2011 after the company was found to be illegally dumping aborted babies into a municipal landfill in Austin, Texas with household and commercial garbage. The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) found Stericycle liable for “failure to prevent the disposal of treated fetuses at a municipal solid waste landfill” and “failure to comply with permit conditions.”
“Without Stericycle, and companies like it, the abortion industry would collapse,” Marcavage said.