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.

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         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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