No change on compensation for Bolsover dioxin victims

Calls for a fairer compensation system for individuals affected by pollution were rejected by the Government during a parliamentary debate on the latest round of the Bolsover dioxin affair on 11 February.

The debate was held by a House of Commons Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, and concerned an order which lifted a ban on the movement of animals and produce on and off a farm near Bolsover. The ban was imposed in March 1992 after dioxin contamination was found on the farm. Milk sales from another two farms had been suspended in 1991 for the same reason.

The order revoking the ban was made following official studies which conclu

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