The British Columbia Health Ministry admits that it had shipped the remains of aborted fetuses to an Oregon waste-to-energy facility to produce electricity for residents of the Northwestern state.
In an email to the B.C. Catholic, a local Catholic paper, a Health Ministry official stated that “biomedical waste” had been “transferred” to an Oregon waste-to-energy facility and this so-called waste included “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue.”
The official made a point to say that the human materials are handled to follow “health and safety protocols, as well as federal, provincial, and local regulations.”
A spokeswoman for the Oregon Reuse and Recycling Association told the B.C. Catholic that the facility that is the likely recipient of the aborted fetuses is the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy center, which is located in Brooks, Oregon.
The incinerator at the Covanta Marion facility is estimated to burn roughly 800 tons of medical waste per year.
This news follows reports from March that British hospitals have incinerated the remains of over 15,000 aborted fetuses to heat and generate power for their facilities.