I just recently learned that infectious medical waste leaves our community hospitals on a daily basis. Toxic medical waste is allowed on our streets and highways to be driven to remote locations and treated there. When they send their bio-waste through our neighborhoods, they take the chance that an accident could occur spilling and contaminating our streets.
Instead, hospitals could choose to treat their waste in-house. This would prevent possible accidents. We need to demand that Miami area hospitals treat their waste on-site and ensure that our community is not at-risk.
Grace M. Arana, Miami