US wastes dumped in PH

October 16, 2019

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will investigate a complaint that a United States-based group has been sending medical wastes to the Philippines.

According to NBI Deputy Director Vicente de Guzman III, the probe was prompted by a complaint from Special Envoy to China William Lima.

De Guzman said the NBI will look into the possible liability of US-based group World Medical Relief Inc. regarding the wastes.

The NBI learned from Lima that local brokers has managed to ship into the country for the past 12 years in the guise of “donations” expired medicines and unusable and discarded medical equipment like dialysis machines.

Lima revealed that around 100 hospitals have been receiving shipments of 150 containers every year with a declared value of P25 million each.