Brooks, Ore. --- A waste-to-power plant in Oregon is reportedly burning fetal tissue for electricity and some local leaders want the practice stopped. The convanta plant in the town of Brooks turns medical waste and other garbage into energy.
But an article published earlier this week in the religious newspaper the "B. C. Catholic" indicates that some of the boxed medical waste includes fetal tissue from British Columbia.
Marion county chairman Sam Brentano, who calls himself a devout catholic, says he had no idea this was happening right under his nose and he wants the practice stopped.
"Bottom line, I’m not going to facilitate abortion and again it's the ultimate disrespect to, all say innocence’s that there can be, maybe all human life”. Said Sam Brentano
The commissioner has ordered the plant to stop burning medical waste. County Commissioner will meet later today to decide what to do next.
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