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Fourth discovery of medical waste made at Fylis landfill in 10 days

The department of the Attica Regional Authority responsible for managing the Fylis landfill northwest of Athens suggested on Wednesday that more than 20 tons of hazardous medical waste has made its way to the dump since late November.

The announcement came after the fourth discovery in just 10 days of hospital waste at the capital’s biggest landfill.

The refuse, which included used gauze, tubes and intravenous drips, was brought to the landfill in dump trucks doing their regular rounds, suggesting that hospitals around Athens are using municipal bins to dispose of hazardous waste.