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Oregon county puts stop to incinerating aborted babies for electricity: ‘we are outraged’
Life Site News ^ | 04/24/2014 | PATRICK B. CRAINE

Posted on 04/24/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

SALEM, Oregon, April 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Marion County Board of Commissioners announced late Wednesday that they are putting a stop to a waste-to-energy facility’s program that was incinerating aborted babies to produce electricity.

The B.C. Catholic’s Steve Weatherbe revealed April 21 that the British Columbia government was sending fetal remains to the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility to be burned along with other medical waste. The story made national news after LifeSiteNews reported on the revelation Wednesday afternoon.

“We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” said Commissioner Janet Carlson in a Wednesday statement.

“We did not know this practice was occurring until today. We are taking immediate action and initiating discussions with Covanta Marion to make certain that this type of medical waste is not accepted in the future.”

The board says it has called an emergency meeting for Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. to discuss the issue.

The British Columbia Ministry of Health said in an email to the B.C. Catholic that “biomedical waste” shipped to the U.S. to be incinerated includes “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue.”

“The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon. There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant,” the email stated.

The ministry said that contractors handling the province’s “biomedical waste” follow “health and safety protocols, as well as federal, provincial, and local regulations.”

Kristan Mitchell, executive director of the Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association, told the B.C. Catholic that the “biomedical waste” likely ends up at the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility in Oregon since it is the only facility that uses waste to power the grid. The facility confirmed that it still receives and incinerates B.C. medical waste.

The power facility, located in Brookes just off the I-5, burns waste in two massive boilers at a temperature of about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat transfers into water tubes, which creates steam to drive turbines. The turbines generate electricity.

This news came one month after the remains of more than 15,000 aborted babies were found to have been incinerated, along with other “medical waste,” to heat and generate power for British hospitals.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: abortedbabies; abortion; cultureofcorruption; deathpanels; democratscandals; electricity; fetus; humansinovens; infanticide; obamacare; oregon; ovens; zerocare
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The Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility in Oregon that has been incinerating British Columbia "medical waste," including aborted babies.
1 posted on 04/24/2014 9:31:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They are “outraged” that they got caught.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 9:32:21 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How could you not know?


3 posted on 04/24/2014 9:34:42 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: fwdude

If they are so outraged, then I’m sure they have outlawed any abortion facilities in their county.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 9:34:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

God has to put a stop to this insanity. Deliver us from the evil one who is the instigator of this madness.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 9:35:38 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Nazis burned millions of Jews in concentration camp ovens and will forever be remembered as monsters. The Left of this nation deserves the same label.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 9:36:58 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: SeekAndFind

To the headline fragment: ‘we are outraged’

Why?

Why the “outrage”?

At this point, it doesn’t matter what you do with the remains.

These babies were burnt alive with caustic solutions.

They were dismembered alive, screaming in agony from their burns.

Some were pulled out of the birth canal only to have their skulls punctured and their brains vacuumed out.

What could you possibly do to their remains that would be more disrespectful than what you did to kill them?


7 posted on 04/24/2014 9:38:02 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought Oregon might be proud of it


8 posted on 04/24/2014 9:39:16 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

A few weeks ago we read that the brits were burning up dead babies to warm their tushes. We were outraged.

Deep down we knew that the same deep seated hatred for human nature, fueled by vicious anti-male feminists, would soon come to the USA.

We didn’t have to wait long.


9 posted on 04/24/2014 9:39:31 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me what I think.)
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To: SeekAndFind

To point out what should be obvious, what is (or should be) outrageous is the killing of innocent babies, not how their little corpses are handled.

Making a great big giant deal out of this seems to me to imply to some extent that the killing is ok, or perhaps less unacceptable, if the bodies are handled with respect.

To invoke Godfrey, what was evil about Auschwitz was the killing, not the cremation.


10 posted on 04/24/2014 9:40:01 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: SeekAndFind

The Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility in Oregon that has been incinerating British Columbia "medical waste," including aborted babies.
 
 
What a beautiful facility. Sure has come a long way from the same facilites from the 1930's.
 
 
 
 

I wonder if they too have this same "Welcome" sign at the gate?

 

11 posted on 04/24/2014 9:40:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“We did not know this practice was occurring until today.”

Yeah. Sure. Bullspittle! Ghouls.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SeekAndFind

So now they will burn them in a giant oven that doesn’t generate electricity. Is there really any difference?

The great god of feminism is still being appeased, as millions of babies are being sacrificed so feminazis won’t have to change diapers.


13 posted on 04/24/2014 9:42:10 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me what I think.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Soylent “GREEN!” renewable energy.....


14 posted on 04/24/2014 9:42:56 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: SeekAndFind
Who is responsible for paying the Oregon carbon tax for this?
15 posted on 04/24/2014 9:43:40 AM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Westbrook

you nailed it. well done


16 posted on 04/24/2014 9:48:27 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: SeekAndFind

“We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” said Commissioner Janet Carlson in a Wednesday statement.”

Hey Janet, what is causing you such outrage and disgust? I’m sure you consider it a “woman’s right” to “abort the mass of cells that is not yet human,” so why would you be disgusted at recycling such waste? Could it be that deep down in your heart, you realize the falacy of such a stance?


17 posted on 04/24/2014 9:48:38 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
If they are so outraged, then I’m sure they have outlawed any abortion facilities in their county.

No, they think they can just find much "better uses" for aborted babies.

18 posted on 04/24/2014 9:50:45 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

If it were up to Pelosi, the people who turned up this practice would be investigated, just like with ClimateGate in the UK.

Thanks SeekAndFind.


19 posted on 04/24/2014 9:53:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: fwdude
They are “outraged” that they got caught.

Right. The fact that they are stopping it is not nearly enough. Who authorized it in the first place? Whoever did is sick and evil, period.

20 posted on 04/24/2014 9:54:59 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind
“We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” said Commissioner Janet Carlson in a Wednesday statement.

Why? If an aborted baby is just tissue, why can't it be burned with all the other tissue?

By merely acknowledging that this is "disgusting", they are implicitly agreeing that these are human beings being burned for energy, meaning they were human beings who were killed for the convenience of others.

21 posted on 04/24/2014 10:01:16 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SeekAndFind

Dachau on steroids!


22 posted on 04/24/2014 10:01:41 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

On the local news in Portland last night, the anchor and reporter just couldn’t bring themselves to say the word “abortion”. They kept calling it fetal tissue.


23 posted on 04/24/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Mercy Lord God...Mercy.
Please change the hearts of man.
Bind up satan dear Lord, bind him that he may not
pervert Your creation in such a way.
Forgive us, forgive us for this sin.
Amen!


24 posted on 04/24/2014 10:08:06 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: SeekAndFind

So they are disgusted that aborted babies were incinerated, but not disgusted that they were aborted in the first place?


25 posted on 04/24/2014 10:49:19 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: RinaseaofDs
How could you not know?

If you were running an incinerator and a customer walked in the door and said, "I have medical waste that needs incineration," would your first question really be "Does that include aborted babies?" Really?

26 posted on 04/24/2014 11:43:02 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: Carry_Okie

If the invoice is going to an abortion clinic . . .


27 posted on 04/24/2014 11:50:06 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
If the invoice is going to an abortion clinic . . .

The article states that the material came from the British Columbia Ministry of Health. Would you assume that was an abortion clinic?

Medial waste consists primarily of sheets, gowns, bandages, tubing, gloves... there is very little in the way of actual biological mass. It comes in a large truck and looks for the most part like dry waste. I doubt that most people receiving such a waste stream would be likely to expect that it included aborted babies.

28 posted on 04/24/2014 11:58:32 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah... “outraged,” I’m sure.

Let me guess... “shocked, I tell you” will be next.


29 posted on 04/24/2014 12:05:18 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Carry_Okie
would your first question really be "Does that include aborted babies?"

Up until now... perhaps not. Going forward ... YES!

30 posted on 04/24/2014 12:06:44 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

31 posted on 04/24/2014 12:09:04 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Westbrook

I couldn’t agree more...


32 posted on 04/24/2014 12:10:38 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"more than 15,000 aborted babies were found to have been incinerated"
33 posted on 04/24/2014 12:19:48 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: ScottinVA

Maybe the oregoonians can now find a better use so they aren’t so outraged. Probably, they will grind them children’s bodies up and use them for fertilizer? You just never know with these LIB ghouls.


34 posted on 04/24/2014 12:20:10 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ScottinVA

Maybe the oregoonians can now find a better use so they aren’t so outraged. Probably, they will grind them children’s bodies up and use them for fertilizer? You just never know with these LIB ghouls.


35 posted on 04/24/2014 12:20:12 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind
So long as people keep treating liberal Democrats as simply people with a different perspective, they will never have any incentive to change even if they could.

They are sub-human monsters; killers without conscience; defective units.

To pretend otherwise is dishonest

36 posted on 04/24/2014 12:21:08 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Carry_Okie

For any country that has subsidized medicine where abortion is legal, you can assume you are burning dead kids if you are taking medical waste from them. That’s easy.


37 posted on 04/24/2014 12:35:54 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s much more efficient than the 1940’s. They likely use something called a rotary kiln/furnace which can run at a steady state volumetric rate. You can feed most anything in regardless of the moisture/fluid content as the heat will evaporate the fluids. Ash falls out the other end of the process. Material can be brought in on a conveyor belt and ash falls out carried away on another belt.


38 posted on 04/24/2014 12:59:23 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: RinaseaofDs
For any country that has subsidized medicine where abortion is legal, you can assume you are burning dead kids if you are taking medical waste from them.

Would that include geriatric homes, drop-in clinics, and physical therapy centers too? All you are proving is that you don't know much about the medical waste stream. I used to work in the medical device business and know for a fact that such would not be an assumption. In general, the waste streams from a hospital are wet and dry. One does not assume that there is much in the way of body parts in a typical medical waste stream. No way. This is an unusual situation and not something to be expected.

39 posted on 04/24/2014 1:03:12 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, now what will they do with the aborted babies?


40 posted on 04/24/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: SeekAndFind

If I am horrified to the point that my forehead is numb, is that over the top?

We should remember that Carthage, and, indeed, all the baby-killing Baal worshippers, were deleted—so to speak.

I do suppose that disrespecting a baby’s corpse is not as heinous a crime as killing it in the first place. Even by comparison, though, it is callous, degenerate, repulsive.


41 posted on 04/24/2014 3:55:14 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You have to wonder what the contract actually states between BC and Oregon. Does it just say “medical waste” or does it specify what type of waste.


42 posted on 04/24/2014 4:47:21 PM PDT by teacherwoes (Alethephobia-fear of hearing the truth)
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To: afsnco

The Left defines liberty by having the right to kill.


43 posted on 04/24/2014 4:49:07 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Statesman Journal has a slightly different take. I'd be interested in WHY they do have a dufferent story

"We're not in the business of burning bodies, whether they are fetuses or adults," said Jill Stueck, a spokeswoman for Covanta Energy Corp, which operates the garbage burner. No human fetuses were delivered to the plant, she said.
Covanta spoke with Stericycle Inc., the company that collected the medical waste in question, and was assured that no fetuses were sent to the Brooks plant, Stueck said. The Statesman Journal was unable to reach Stericycle for comment.
Commissioners Sam Brentano and Janet Carlson called an emergency meeting after Canadian media reported that aborted fetuses from Vancouver, British Columbia, were being sent to Marion County's garbage burner. The commissioner said they were first made aware of the issue on Wednesday afternoon.
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Marion County has contracts with 15 to 20 companies that dispose of medical waste at the Brooks plant, county officials confirmed. It collects $300 a ton for medical waste brought in from outside of the county.

About 700 tons of medical waste a year is processed by the garbage burner, Brentano said.
Last month, The Telegraph, a British newspaper, exposed hospitals that incinerated aborted fetuses and miscarriages as clinical waste.


The Marion County Board of Commissioners told staff to begin investigating changes to county ordinances and contracts with medical waste customers to ban fetal material from disposal at the garbage burner.


"I am horrified," said Commissioner Janet Carlson. "There are not enough strong words to express how I am feeling."

The medical waste disposal contracts legally require 30 days notice before they can be terminated. Carlson demanded that the disposal of fetal material end immediately, even at the risk of lawsuit.

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2014/04/24/incinerator-operator-denies-fetuses-burned-waste/8128411/

44 posted on 04/24/2014 8:25:13 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: GeronL

Marion County happens to be one of the few counties in Western Oregon that has a prayer of becoming red.


45 posted on 04/24/2014 9:26:26 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: SeekAndFind
“We are outraged and disgusted that this material...

Can't say the word "Babies" I see.

Your just pissed it came to light. Have fun in hell.

46 posted on 04/24/2014 9:35:55 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
So, now what will they do with the aborted babies?

I was thinking the same thing. Mass grave somewhere, but then a grave of any kind would be an acknowledgement of human life. Hauled off in the biomedical trash to the landfill? How is that not any more outrageous?

Those who value life, hold it sacred, the disposal of biomedical waste is outrageous. For the liberal left, none of this outrage has any meaning. It strikes at a very cold, hardened heart.

"Biomedical waste," government forbid anyone would call them Babies.

47 posted on 04/25/2014 3:46:24 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Sorry we got caught”

“Sorry if your non-scientific feelings were offended”

“It’s just like tonsils”


48 posted on 04/25/2014 8:19:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: CSM

They know that the optics of burning the bodies of 50million dead babies since 1973 does NOT look good.

Exact numbers don’t matter, the scenario is very similar to the Nazi ovens and they damn well know it.


49 posted on 04/25/2014 8:22:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Whoever was burning the bodies was just following orders.

Not a smidgen of corruption.

Just some rogue power plant employees in Cincinnati.

50 posted on 04/25/2014 8:23:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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