Hospitals Waste Extravagant Amounts of Unused Medical Supplies, Study Finds

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TweetYum In March 2017, ProPublica reported that big hospitals nationwide are wasting millions of dollars a year by discarding perfectly good medical supplies. The type of equipment that gets thrown away ranges from simple items like surgical masks that cost just over a dollar each, to more serious equipment like infant warmers that cost $ […]

US Hospitals Waste Millions in Discarding Unused Supplies

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TweetYumHospitals in the US are wasting millions of dollars as they discard sterile and unused medical supplies, practices that impact the cost of health care, as Marshall Allen reported for ProPublica in March 2017. The organization Partners for World Health has been collecting discarded supplies, filling shipping containers, and sending them to hospitals in desperate […]

London 2012: A Rubbish Olympics

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TweetYum“The Olympics is a great brand.” So says David Higgins, Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority. One of the words Higgins would not like attached to his brand is – rubbish. Yet rubbish features large in relation to the London Olympics. Two documents warned of buried radioactive waste near the site of the Basketball […]

FLASHBACK: World Trade Center Scrap Lands in India

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TweetYum(CorpWatch)   It might seem like a tangent to the tragedy of the Sept 11th attacks: the fate of the thousands of tons of steel that formed the twin towers. As with so many other unwanted materials from the US, more than 30,000 tons of steel scrap — possibly contaminated with asbestos, PCBs, cadmium, mercury and […]

Radioactive Wave From Japan Headed Towards United States, Full of Extremely High Levels of Radiation

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TweetYum The Intel Hub | Over the last year the threat of radiation hitting the United States from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has gone from a conspiracy theory, to a possibility, to a flat out fact. Now, scientists with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute have confirmed that a wave of highly radioactive waste is headed […]