Local Company Rushing Orders of Medical Waste Incinerator to West Africa

The Southern Illinois company that makes medical waste incinerators is now rushing an order to West Africa to help stop the Ebola virus from spreading.

We first reported on the ‘Medi-Burn’ in August when Carmi-based Elastec started offering its services to the United Nations.

Since then, the U.S. military has increased its response to the Ebola outbreak.

We’re told three Medi-Burn incinerators are being delivered to Texas overnight, and will then be transported to Sierra Leone.

The Medi-Burn is fueled by diesel and is self-contained – which means contaminated medical waste can be burned on-site.

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