Waste dis­posal boss says body parts not in back­log

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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