MEDICLEAN TECHNOLOGY RECEIVES NEW YORK STATE APPROVAL FOR ITS INFECTIOUS WASTE PROCESSOR
WEST WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 30 ~PRNewswire~ -- Mediclean Technology, Inc., today announced receiving New York State Department of Health approval for the use of its infectious waste processor (IWP 1000) by hospitals for the on-site treatment of regulated medical waste. The IWP 1000 has previously received approval from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in July 1992, certfying that the end product of the system is safe and acceptable for landfills. Mediclean is a company created by Trafalgar House, London, England, for the development, manufacture and sale of infectious waste processing systems and services.
New York Approval Process: The Industry Benchmark
The State of New York, considered by many to have the most stringent regulations and approval system in the country, is the 20th state to approve Mediclean's processing system. The New York State approval process is very thorough, taking approximately one year to obtain, and Mediclean's is one of the first on-site processing systems approved in the state. This approval allows Mediclean to install the equipment at a number of accounts in New York who have been waiting for the state approval. "New York's approval process is the benchmark by which other states measure system safety and environmental efficacy," said Mike Kelly, president of Mediclean Technology. "This approval confirms Mediclean's technical approach toward the treatment and destruction of infectious waste." In April 1992 Mediclean announced the availability of the IWP 1000 system for hospitals and commercial processors to manage and treat regulated medical waste. The IWP 1000 offers medical waste generators and processors a fast, economical means of granulating and decontaminating infectious materials. The IWP 1000 reduces waste volume up to 90 percent and renders it unrecognizable at the same time, converting specially regulated medical waste into solid waste that can be landfilled.
On-Site Processing...The Preferred Option
Accordingto Kelly, "Healthcare institutions are changing their thinking regarding regulated medical waste disposal; with hauling prices high and expected to go higher and with the federal Clean Air Act forcing the strictest standards for emissions from hospital incinerators, there is an increasing demand for alternative treatment methods such as Mediclean's IWP-1000. New incinerators are more unpopular than ever -- opponents have been well-organized, high-profile and vocal. Hauling medical waste increases the already extreme liability burden on generators. Accordingly, the once popular incinerator and expensive hauling options are being rejected in many areas." Mediclean Technology, Inc. is supported by the engineering and financial resources of its parent company, Trafalgar House, an $8 billion multinational, multi-industry company. Granulator technology comes directly from affiliated business, Cumberland Engineering, with over 45 years of reclamation experience in plastics, paper, metal and rubber. Mediclean systems are designed and manufactured in the United States to the most stringent quality standards with parts and services available worldwide. -0- 11~30~92 ~CONTACT: Mike Kelly of Mediclean Technology, Inc., 401-884-9932; John O'Hara of R.T. Blass, Inc., 518-766-2222, for Mediclean Technology~
CO: Mediclean Technology, Inc. ST: Rhode Island; New York IN: MTC SU: CON
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