Louisiana State Attorney General stonewalls transport of Ebola victim’s ashes

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LOUISIANA – Louisiana will not be the site of Ebola waste disposal, for now.

In an apparent about-face, a Louisiana waste management company said today, Monday, it currently has no plans to accept the waste.

Chemical waste management previously said it would accept burned material from the Dallas apartment where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan had stayed.

The Louisiana Attorney General said he would file a temporary restraining order to block the disposal of waste in his state.

Waste from Duncan’s apartment was incinerated Friday in Texas.

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention says properly burned Ebola materials pose no risk of infection.