Mapua Epidemiological Study Final Report 10 October 2013

The former Fruitgrowers Chemical Company (FCC) site at Mapua was characterised by contamination with organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and other toxic chemicals. Remediation of the land had been carried out ‘on site’ between 2004 and 2006. Monitoring of the stack emissions from ‘proof of performance’ (POP) testing of the processing plant indicated that dioxins had been released to the environment. Although an environmental model predicted a low public health risk, there were ongoing community concerns about health effects and dioxin exposure. MORE1)http://www.otago.ac.nz/news/otago059798.pdf

dnz FILE REF: Mapua-ES-Final-RPT-10-OCT-2013

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1. http://www.otago.ac.nz/news/otago059798.pdf

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