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Clinical waste investigation at Essex hospital

21st September 2012

An investigation has been launched after clinical waste from Basildon Hospital in Essex was sent to a recycling centre.

The materials, which included needles, was spotted by Veolia staff at their recycling centre in Basildon. The Environment Agency has opened an investigation into how the items ended up in general waste and the hospital has said the incident was now the subject of a “serious incident investigation” though it would not reveal exactly what items or the quantity of medical waste involved.


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