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Prospect Heights Medical Waste Treatment Expansion
« on: September 17, 2013, 09:42:48 AM »
 I removed this from the LTACH thread. I had put it there because it concerns Prospect Ave residents


PROSPECT AVENUE RESIDENTS TAKE NOTE - A MEDICAL WASTE TREATMENT UNIT IS BEING PROPOSED FOR EXPANSION AT 336 PROSPECT AVE. IT WILL TAKE IN ADDITIONAL WASTE FROM FOUR (4) OTHER FACILITIES.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE On October 2, 2013, The Bergen County Utilities Authority, the agency responsible for the implementation of the Bergen County Solid Waste Management Plan, as amended, shall hold a public hearing relating to a proposed amendment to the Bergen County District Solid Waste Management Plan. The hearing shall be held at The Bergen County Utilities Authority, Administration Building, Foot of Mehrhof Road, Little Ferry, New Jersey, at 10:00 A.M. in the Public Meeting Room. A draft copy of the proposed Amendment will be available after August 28, 2013, at The Bergen County Utilities Authority Administration Building, Foot of Mehrhof Road, Little Ferry, New Jersey; The Bergen County Utilities Authority web site at www.bcua.org; the Office of the Clerk to the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Court Plaza South, 21 Main Street, Hackensack, New Jersey; and with the Borough Clerk of each municipality in the County of Bergen. The following proposed Plan Amendment will be considered: The Bergen County District Solid Waste Management Plan is hereby amended to incorporate the Prospect Heights Care Center SteriMed System 70 Medical Waste Treatment Unit located at Lot 10, Block 341, 336 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601. Expressly subject to the permits, approvals, consent orders, registrations and/or certificates issued by the governmental subdivisions/ agencies exercising jurisdiction, said Medical Waste Treatment Unit shall be permitted to treat and destroy Regulated Medical Waste generated by Prospect Heights Care Center, Franklin Care Center, Medford Care Center, Regent Care Center and West Caldwell Care Center. The treatment process shall treat and destroy Regulated Medical Waste in accordance with all permits, approvals, consent orders, registrations and/or certificates issued by the governmental subdivisions/ agencies exercising jurisdiction upon Prospect Heights Care Center. The resulting Type 10 Solid Waste must be disposed of in accordance with the Bergen County District Solid Waste Management Plan.

The Bergen County Utilities Authority shall hear all persons interested in the proposed Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment and shall consider any and all comments or written objections that may be filed and any evidence which may be introduced in support of the objection, or any opposition to the adoption of the Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment, for the Bergen County Solid Waste Management District. Further information is available from The Bergen County Utilities Authority, Solid Waste Division. Please contact Richard Wierer, District Solid Waste Coordinator, at (201) 641-2552. Robert E. Laux Executive Director Sept. 9, 16, 2013-Fee: $137.98 (73) 3552196



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Re: Prospect Heights Medical Waste Treatment Expansion
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 12:08:29 PM »
Here is the Notice I requested from BCUA (emphasis added) - seems to be 50 pounds per day - max 250 per week - will be brought in. I believe that one of the facilities that is listed to be sending medical waste has its own waste treatment system already.

AMENDMENT TO THE BERGEN COUNTY DISTRICT
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
The following information is formally included in the Bergen County District Solid
Waste Management Plan:
Prospect Heights Care Center SteriMed System 70 Medical Waste Treatment Unit:
The Bergen County District Solid Waste Management Plan is hereby amended to
incorporate the Prospect Heights Care Center SteriMed System 70 Medical Waste
Treatment Unit located at Lot 10, Block 341, 336 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New
Jersey, 07601. Expressly subject to the permits, approvals, consent orders,
registrations and/or certificates issued by the governmental subdivisions/agencies
exercising jurisdiction, said Medical Waste Treatment Unit shall be permitted to treat
and destroy Regulated Medical Waste generated by Prospect Heights Care Center,
Franklin Care Center, Medford Care Center, Regent Care Center and West Caldwell
Care Center. The treatment process shall treat and destroy a maximum of .025 tons
per day not to exceed .125 tons per week of Regulated Medical Waste in accordance
with all permits, approvals, consent orders, registrations and/or certificates issued by
the governmental subdivisions/agencies exercising jurisdiction upon Prospect Heights
Care Center. The resulting Type 10 Solid Waste must be disposed of in accordance
with the Bergen County District Solid Waste Management Plan.
Prospect Heights Care Center shall be required to obtain and be subject to the terms
and conditions of all appropriate permits, registrations, and/or certificates issued to
Prospect Heights Care Center by such governmental subdivisions and regulatory
agencies exercising jurisdiction with respect to the SteriMed System 70 Medical Waste
Treatment Unit operations.

Nothing herein contained shall constitute authorization to conduct operations of the
SteriMed System 70 Medical Waste Treatment Unit as detailed in this amendment until
such time as any and all applicable approvals, permits, registrations, and/or certificates
issued to Prospect Heights Care Center by governmental subdivisions/regulatory
agencies exercising jurisdiction as to the SteriMed System 70 Medical Waste
Treatment Units operations are obtained.


Additionally, if Prospect Heights Care Center is found to have operated in violation of
the Bergen County District Solid Waste Management Plan, the Statewide Solid Waste
Management Plan, the Solid Waste Utility Control Act, N.J.S.A. 48:13A-1 et seq., the
New Jersey Solid Waste Management Act, N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1 et seq., and/or the rules
and regulations which implement those statutes, Prospect Heights Care Center may be
removed and thereby deleted from the Bergen County District Solid Waste
Management Plan pursuant to further amendment of the Bergen County District Solid
Waste Management Plan.
8/21/13
Public hearing draft
« Last Edit: September 20, 2013, 12:30:12 PM by regina »

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Re: Prospect Heights Medical Waste Treatment Expansion
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 06:33:53 PM »
So there will be 250 lbs. of medical waste per day instead of 50 lbs. 

I am glad you looked into it, because I was wondering about the volume. This does not seem to be a major issue of concern.  Just let it be.  Focus on the important issues.

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Re: Prospect Heights Medical Waste Treatment Expansion
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2015, 02:58:20 PM »
Bergen County freeholders hear Hackensack opposition to medical waste disposal plan
January 14, 2015, 8:06 PM    Last updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 8:06 PM
By TODD SOUTH
staff writer | The Record

HACKENSACK -A group of more than 30 residents and Hackensack City Council members came to the Bergen County Freeholders meeting Wednesday to speak out against an application by a Prospect Avenue senior care center's owner to neutralize medical waste at the site.

In an unusual action, Freeholder Chairwoman Joan Voss allowed the group to have a spokesman address the board at the 4:30 p.m. meeting. Public comments are typically reserved for the later 7:30 p.m. meeting, she told the audience.

Bob Feinberg spoke for the Prospect Preservation Group. Echoing much of what he told the county Solid Waste Advisory Council in November, he said the in-house cold sterilization method proposed by Richard Pineles, head of the Prospect Heights Care Center at 336 Prospect Ave, is ineffective at neutralizing medical waste.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/bergen-county-freeholders-hear-hackensack-opposition-to-medical-waste-disposal-plan-1.1193246



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Re: Prospect Heights Medical Waste Treatment Expansion
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