Medical waste facility on track for October opening


Becky Molnar, organizational development specialist at Hancock Regional Hospital, checks one of two ozone-utilizing waste treatment machines at the new 03 PureMed plant. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Anchored to the shiny gray epoxy floor of O3 PureMed’s new Greenfield plant, two large ozone-utilizing waste treatment machines look more like they should be in the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle than a medical waste facility.

Announced last year as a collaboration between Hancock Regional Hospital, which owns the facility and the technology, and Fisk Services, which will conduct transport and operations, O3 PureMed is looking toward an October opening, pending the outcome of recent test results from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

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