Doctor, don’t dump thyself!

By: February 22nd, 2012 Email This Post Print This Post

A doctor in Bonita Springs, FL, disposed of medical waste … the problem is it wasn’t at his practice.

Stephen J Kaskie was arrested and charged with disposing of hazardous waste without a permit for allegedly dropping off five red bags of regulated medical waste at the door of Bonita Community Health Center, where he once, but no longer, rents space, according to WBBH-TV, February 10.

In addition to general medical waste, the red bags also contained contaminated needles, according to the report.

“I think it’s absolutely disgusting that a doctor would do something like that – a doctor of all people!” patient Ellen Stewart told WBBH-TV. “There’s no telling what kind of diseases, what kind of infections might have been present in those materials.”

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Comments

By Bruce Cunha on February 29th, 2012 at 9:10 am

Amazing how some folks act. We have a multimillonaire who owns a large chain of hardward superstors that was arrested because instead of hiring a hazardous waste hauler to remove scraps of pressure treated lumber, he had his employees burn it and he then would collect the ashes and dump them on his property. Cost him quite a bit in EPA fines.

 

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