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Re: Road Kill

I'm guessing there are infection control public health issues which is why
the State wants road kill incinerated; to cheaply, easily obliterate any
potentially  infectious pathogens.  Unless every dead critter is tested, one
does not know what it carries and anything else that eats it, comes in
contact with any of its bodily fluids, could become infected or a carrier of

Trust me on this - the potential for infection and spread is a public health

There is a strong movement to have zero incineration of anything, but until
the efficacy, and associated costs of non-incineration technologies are
regulated for potentially infectious wastes (including humans) -
incineration is what most US State Department of Health offices prefer to
use - antiquated and problematic as that technology may be. -Stephanie

              Stephanie C. Davis

On Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays I can regularly be found at :

      Sutter Delta Medical Center
Quality Management / Infection Control
3901 Lone Tree Way,  Antioch, CA 94509
phone:      925-756-1118      fax:     925-779-3044

 Where I am the Infection Control Coordinator,
         work which is separate from WRR
 "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as much as you please."
 Mark Twain, 1835-1910

On 2/21/02 3:21 PM, "Robert Pojasek" <rpojasek@sprynet.com> wrote:

> I am preparing a pollution prevention plan for a local government to
> satisfy a SEP issued by the US EPA.  The town has been told by the state
> that it must have road kill incinerated.  It does not permit burial and the
> state does not let municipal incinerators burn carcasses.  The annual cost
> to the town is in excess of $30,000.  Because the State has lowered
> payments to the town in this fiscal year due to declining tax revenues,
> they just laid off a dispatcher at the police department.  Savings of this
> money would allow them to re-institute this important position.  I know
> that the National Laboratories all have programs to prevent road kill with
> signage, lighting, fencing and other devices.  Is anyone familiar with any
> studies aimed at preventing general road kill?  There is a restaurant at
> Moosehead Lake called the "Road Kill Cafe."  Most of the people that go in
> there only buy the tee shirts but do not enjoy eating there!  But then,
> this is not really prevention.
> Any ideas?
> Bob
> Dr. Robert B. Pojasek
> Pojasek & Associates
> PO Box 1333
> E. Arlington, MA 02474-0071
> (v) 781-641-2422
> (f)  781-465-6006
> http://www.Pojasek-Associates.com
> rpojasek@sprynet.com