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Residents Fight Planned Mansfield Medical Waste Site

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MANSFIELD (CBSDFW.COM) - The debate is on over a proposed plan that would bring a 15,000 square foot medical waste processing facility to Mansfield.

The company behind the push is Dallas based RedAway, LLC. They recently submitted a 120 page application to the state of Texas to lease and operate space off of Sentry and South 2nd avenue in Mansfield. The processing plant will treat and dispose of medical waste from around the area and as far as Louisiana.

Mansfield resident and business owner turned watchdog, Michael Slataper says it’s not a good plan for the city. He fears the processing of medical waste in Mansfield will impact development of residential neighborhoods and cause safety concerns over spills and hazards.

“They estimate that there could be as much as 50 tons of waste per day brought in,” said Slataper.

RedAway CEO and President, Justin Smith issued the following statement:

“RedAway is committed to using the cleanest technology and systems that are FDA and state approved to treat regulated medical waste generated by the local healthcare community.”

A community meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at Mansfield City Hall. State officials from the TCEQ are expected to head the meeting and hear any concerns about RedAway’s plan.

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