Facility burns medicine collected at Drug Take Bake Day

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TURNED IN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE ON DRUG TAKEBACK DAY. >> THE MATERIAL JOINS OTHER MATERIAL AND GARBAGE, THAT GOES DIRECTLY INTO THE BOILER TO BE DESTROYED. 15:39> — TO BE DESTROYED. JESSICA: THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION TEAMING UP WITH A WASTE FACILITY TO DESTROY OVER 13,000 POUNDS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FROM JUST ONE DRUG TAKEBACK DAY. >> WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS STUFF AS IT COMES IN, YOU GET A MIXED REACTION, IT’S WOW, THIS IS GREAT, THIS IS A LOT OF STUFF, AND THEN YOU GET WOW, THIS IS A A LOT OF STUFF THAT IS OUT THERE. JESSICA: THE DRUGS FROM MORE THAN 100 PARTICIPATING TAKE BACK LOCATIONS WERE TRANSPORTED TO ONE LOCATION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THEN SENT TO A FACILITY THAT SPECIALIZES IN BURNING THEM IN A SAFE AND WHAT OFFICIALS BELIEVE IS AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY OPTION. >> IT’S NOT SAFE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IF YOUR FLUSHING IT DOWN INTO THE WATER STREAM. YOU THINK ABOUT APRIL, WE TOOK AND 15,000 POUNDS OF STUFF. WE DON’T WANT THAT STUFF ENDING UP IN OUR WATER STREAM. WE WANNA KEEP NEW HAMPSHIRE PRISTINE. ALSO WE NEED PEOPLE TO GET THIS STUFF OUT OF OUR MEDICINE CABINETS. >> GIVEN THE CURRENT ISSUES OUT THERE IN THE COMMUNITIES A GREAT WAY TO ENSURE THAT THIS MATERIAL WILL NOT MAKE IT BACK ONTO THE STREETS. AND FROM AN ENVIRONMENTALLY — ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE, IT IS THE MOST SECURE WAY TO DESTROY DAYS.

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