Restraining Order Extended Against Ash Disposal

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A temporary restraining order blocking disposal of ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings in Louisiana will continue.

         State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction w hile negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste disposal site operator.

         A new hearing date was set for Nov. 5.

         Caldwell sought to keep the soot from linen, bedding and carpet from the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan got sick from being brought to a Calcasieu Parish facility run by Chemical Waste Management.

         Caldwell's office says it is exploring ways to let the state verify that disposal wouldn't be a health risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the Ebola virus is destroyed by incineration.

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