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Health department concerned after bio-waste leak in Jeffersontown parking lot

Dispatchers told WHAS11 News a trailer holding medical waste leaked into the parking lot at the Ashley Furniture off Blankenbaker Road on Sunday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Health officials are concerned after a trailer full of medical waste was leaking in a Jeffersontown parking lot.

Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness responded to reports of hazardous materials in the parking lot of Ashley HomeStore on Blankenbaker Parkway. The materials were later confirmed as plasma extractions.

The trailers were owned by Darob Inc, a medical waste business located less than a mile away.

Officials with Ashley HomeStore said they did not give permission for the trailers to be there despite the “No truck parking” signs.

The owner of Darob Inc. told WHAS11 News the materials were possibly infectious and not hazardous. However, Jeffersontown Fire said it was incorrect and the materials were indeed infectious and hazardous.

The EPA defines medical waste as blood, bodily fluid or other potentially infectious materials found at health care facilities.

In an email, the health department said they were monitoring the clean up to ensure it is completed and that the waste didn’t enter into any sanitary systems or soil.

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