Ash created when items belonging to a Dallas Ebola victim were incinerated is not coming to Louisiana.
State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Friday afternoon that his office had reached an agreement with a Texas incinerator and a Louisiana landfill.
That agreement says the incinerated ash cannot be transported to, nor disposed of, in the Lake Charles-area landfill.
Material associated with the Ebola victim had been incinerated at Veolia Environmental in Port Arthur, Texas, in early to mid-October.
The material, which the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has said presents no risk to people, was going to be transported for disposal at Chemical Waste Management Inc. in Lake Charles.
Caldwell filed and received a request for the temporary restraining order on Oct. 13, and that order was extended on Oct. 21.
The landfill announced before the temporary restraining order was signed that the company would respect the state’s wishes and not accept the ash until the state was satisfied.
Caldwell said he continued with the temporary restraining order to make it legally binding.
However, before a hearing could be held on that order, the companies and the state reached the agreement that was announced on Friday.