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Ashes of Ebola victim's belongings to be buried in Louisiana

4 years 11 months 1 week ago Saturday, October 11 2014 Oct 11, 2014 October 11, 2014 1:53 PM October 11, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

PORT ARTHUR, Texas - The ashes of items taken from the Dallas apartment where a man became ill with the Ebola virus will be taken to a Louisiana hazardous waste landfill for burial.

The linen, bedding and carpet taken from the apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan became ill were taken to the Veolia Environmental Services incinerator in Port Arthur, where they were destroyed Friday. Company spokesman Dan Duncan says the ash will be analyzed for two days for any remaining contamination before it is sent to the Louisiana landfill.

State officials say Duncan's body was cremated but aren't giving further details.

Meantime, Beaumont-Port Arthur officials say they're upset that Veolia didn't advise them that material potentially contaminated by the Ebola virus was being shipped into the area for destruction.

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