Closing Profepa Health store in Oaxaca for mishandling waste
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Also impose urgent measures so that they are sent to final disposal, the federal delegation for the agency in the state reported.
He explained that the August 4, unit staff conducted inspection visit to the General Store and Drug Materials Cure Seguro Popular program run by the State System of Social Protection in Health (REPSS), within the Ministry of state Health Oaxaca.
There, in the municipality of Tlalixtac Cabrera, Oaxaca, the inspectors observed the material in question stored in boxes and plastic bags, said in a statement.
Also in an area of approximately 100 cubic meters buried expired drugs such as carbamazepine, ranitidine and amoxicillin capsules were also of bandages, syringes, and solutions to cure.
He explained that it was aware that four years in that place a total of 30 tons of this type of hazardous waste, of which only 20 were sent for disposal by the company Singrem authorized by the Secretary of the deposited Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).
However, according to experts' reports, the remaining 10 tonnes of hazardous waste were also buried, found in plastic bags, each with a capacity of 15 kilograms, deposited inside the store on wooden pallets and cardboard.
For these circumstances, Profepa determined as a security measure to impose the closure of the store and ordered urgent measures to promptly send the rest of the authorized hazardous waste treatment or disposal in accordance with the General Law for the Prevention and Integral management of Waste and its Regulations.
Also, according to the Mexican Official Standard NOM-087-ECOL-SSA1-2002 established to give handling infectious biological hazardous waste.
Profepa said it will point up the case and lift the sanctions until they are properly disposed of hazardous waste, attached to compliance with environmental regulations in this area.