Hermosa, Bataan—“The issue is already at the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) Central Office, we don’t want to bypass their findings.
But it looks like that is exactly what Hermosa LGU wants,” said Beulah Coeli Fiel, CEO of Econest Waste Management Corporation.
She issued the statement following new Hermosa Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer Jake De Luna disclosed to some local media the alleged discovery of hospital wastes in the Hermosa Sanitary Landfill Facility in Brgy. Mambog, which was used to be managed by Econest.
“There is no truth to what the new Menro said that there was a surprise inspection by the EMB Cantral Office to (sic) the Hermosa sanitary landfill, because it was an scheduled inspection,” Fiel said.
“We cannot accept what he is saying as gospel truth because he is not the spokesperson of DENR Central Office,” she said.
“We were closed by Hermosa LGU last Feb 20, 2020, it means since March and the day of the inspection, we are no more managing the sanitary landfill,” she explained.
“What is puzzling is that the alleged biomedical wastes purportedly discovered contained fresh blood,” Fiel said. EO asked.
“Udenna [Company] disposed treated biomedical wastes to the sanitary landfill last October to December 2019 and why we said these wastes were treated, it was because they submitted to us certificates of treatment,” she added.
“We cannot accept infectious wastes unless treated since our ECC is for solid wastes only,” she added.