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Epidemic of Contaminated Waste Is Following the Coronavirus

  • Medical waste from Wuhan surged 500% during peak of Covid-19
  • Lack of incinerators in some nations could spark health issues
An employee transfers medical waste at a treatment plant in Yangzhou, China in Jan. 2020.
An employee transfers medical waste at a treatment plant in Yangzhou, China in Jan. 2020.Photographer: AFP via Getty Images
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The world is struggling to deal with the spread of another medical problem created by the coronavirus -- a deluge of contaminated waste.