Waste disposal boss says body parts not in backlog
A disposal company facing a criminal probe over a pile-up of waste from the NHS has denied claims that human body parts were among items caught up in a backlog at its sites.
Garry Pettigrew, managing director of Healthcare Environmental Services, said it was not true that amputated limbs and other tissue were among refuse that built up at its sites.
Mr Pettigrew told the BBC that “anatomical waste” was always stored securely and prioritised for destruction.
And he repeated his claim, made when the issue became public last Friday, that a “lack of incineration capacity” was behind the problem.