Koster aims to ban Ebola waste at St. Louis center

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is seeking to block a sterilization company from handling any medical waste contaminated with Ebola at its St. Louis facility.

Koster said Friday he has asked a St. Louis Circuit judge to grant a temporary restraining order against Stericycle Inc. He says treating waste potentially infected with Ebola poses a threat to workers at the facility.

Calls from The Associated Press to Stericycle were not immediately returned Friday.

Stericycle received a federal permit earlier this month to remove waste from the Texas hospital and home where a man with Ebola virus stayed before dying.

Koster’s court filing also alleges that the St. Louis Stericycle violated the waste management law in the past by failing to properly test and operate its equipment or track infectious materials.