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HANDLING EBOLA-CONTAMINATED WASTE: GUIDANCE FOR HOSPITALS AND HAULERS

Posted in Ebola, Uncategorized, Waste Cleanup
The Waste Ebola is a messy disease. Patient care, even in hospital isolation, produces large quantities of contaminated waste … linens, towels, gowns, masks, gloves and sharps … that many hospitals are not equipped to dispose on site. In non-hospital settings, symptomatic patients contaminate virtually everything they contact including porous materials, such as furniture and… Continue Reading

Constitutional Environmental Rights

Posted in Act 13, Clean Environment, Environmental Rights Amendment, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized
On December 19, 2013 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Robinson Twp. v. Commonwealth,83 A.3d 901 (Pa. 2013).  The principle question before the Court was the constitutionality of various provisions of Act 13, the Corbett administration’s signature 2012 legislation that rewrote Pennsylvania’s oil & gas law.  Immediately upon Act 13’s passage,… Continue Reading