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Body parts from surgery found buried in Poland

May 10, 2013

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors say they are questioning a man suspected of burying body parts and other medical waste instead of delivering them for incineration.

A prosecutor in Chorzow, in southern Poland, Marta Zawada-Dybek said Friday that the man, identified as Marek M., has confessed to burying body parts, syringes, bandages and other waste on a plot of land that he owns.

His firm that has contracts with some 300 hospitals and private surgeries to professionally dispose of the waste. But he allegedly buried it rather than pay for its incineration, Zawada-Dybek said. The man’s two brothers work in the firm.

The man is already serving a 16-month prison term for dumping medical waste at a local refuse dump.

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