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November 13, 1992

An article in the Anne Arundel section Sunday should have said that two facilities in Maryland burn medical waste -- Medical Waste Associates and Med-Net Inc., both in the Hawkins Point area of Baltimore.

5) The Baltimore Sun regrets the errors.

Plan to transport waste to Hawkins Point blocked

A plan allowing a Hawkins Point incinerator to accept medical waste from across the state has been stopped temporarily.

Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke agreed to obtain more information before sending Baltimore City Council a bill that would allow Medical Waste Associates to accept waste from around the state.


The incinerator takes waste from 20 hospitals in Baltimore and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Harford counties but must accept more to survive, incinerator officials have said.

The mayor's decision came after protests by the Maryland Waste Coalition -- environmentalists who have been fighting to shut down an incinerator they say sends pollution to Northern Anne Arundel County.

Because the incinerator is the state's only facility dedicated to burning medical waste, hospitals would be forced to burn

medical waste on site or ship it out of state, say members of the Maryland Hospital Association. That group requested the bill to keep the Hawkins Point plant open.


* Ferndale: Thieves broke into a 1987 Toyota parked in the 100 block of Vista Avenue Sunday and stole a camera worth $80.

* Hanover: A man reported to police that someone threw a rock through the bathroom window of his home in the 6900 block of Ridge Road Tuesday.

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