High dioxin levels in soil, cattle around Coalite plant

A fuller picture of the dioxin contamination of soils, livestock and milk on farms close to Coalite Chemicals' works near Bolsover, Derbyshire, has emerged from a new official study.1

The study was carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF). It follows earlier investigations by HM Inspectorate of Pollution (HMIP) which confirmed that a hazardous waste incinerator at the Coalite plant released high levels of dioxins to air and water, and by the National Rivers Authority, which found high levels of dioxins in a river downstream of the plant (ENDS Reports 202, pp 16-20, and 203, pp 4-5). The incinera

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