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St. Mary’s fined for hazardous waste

March 29, 2014

AMSTERDAM—St. Mary’s Healthcare has been fined by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for throwing nicotine patches and related waste into the trash....

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gville70

Mar-30-14 5:20 PM

It killed my crabs , twice..

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nanaoftwo

Mar-30-14 6:41 AM

First of all no such thing as lindane soap, there is lindane shampoo and lindane lotion, both extremely toxic. Second of all doesn't NYS understand that the use of either of these products is a hazard in itself, not only to the person it is applied on, but it is then rinsed down the drain into our water system. Lindane is blackboxed by the FDA to be used with extreme caution on anyone under 110 pounds. It's used to "treat" headlice and scabies but should NOT be on the market at all as it has become ineffective and it damages children neurologically and is an endrocrine disrupter.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-29-14 11:42 PM

This is the DEC flexing its might. Nicotine patches thrown in the commercial trash. Such a crime that they fined them $7,999. I believe that the old fashion way of telling them to do it right in the future would suffice. These guys that run the EPA or the DEC are thugs. It is wrong what they do and the rules that they enforce are ridiculous. If their concern was actually a cleaner environment then they could do this on a much more civil level without the fines the publicity and the grandstanding. This is a show of force like the mafia did to get the others in line... they pay the fines out of fear. Welcome to the freedom we enjoy now in the new New York.

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NotReally

Mar-29-14 12:10 PM

This is a serious concern and I'm surprised that the author of the article did not research the issue. ***********epa.gov/ppcp/faq.html A simple google search will educate readers on the hazards of improper drug disposals. The DEC 's fine is a finger tap to the head of SMH Administration.

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grant18

Mar-29-14 11:25 AM

Answer to mrshubbs - the children & grandchildren who might have to inhale the smoke from the burning barrel "out back" might care!

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grant18

Mar-29-14 11:23 AM

Answer to Gofigure - the children & grandchildren who might have to drink "this crap" might care!

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mrshubbs

Mar-29-14 11:21 AM

Put it out back in the burning barrel.

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Gofigure

Mar-29-14 9:24 AM

Chalk up another money grab for the state. Who cares where this crap goes?

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