Exposure: Paritutu, New Plymouth NZ [DIOXINS]

Ivon Watkins DOW Chemical Plant in Paritutu:

Part of New Plymouth park where toxins found fenced off

Taranaki authorities have fenced off an area of a New Plymouth playground where toxins were found last month, but say the move has nothing to do with chemicals unearthed during excavations. Taranaki authorities have fenced off an area of a… Continue Reading

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Dioxin contaminated soil moved to Taranaki landfill

Nearly 200 cubic metres of soil contaminated with dioxin has been removed from a New Plymouth playground. Nearly 200 cubic metres of soil contaminated with dioxin has been removed from a New Plymouth playground. The dioxin was found in rusted-out… Continue Reading

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Radio: Dioxin Victims to Receive Special Health Services.

(4.38 mb) Dioxin Victims to Receive Special Health Services.

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ACC accepts two more dioxin cases

May 16, 2005 Two more people who worked at the old Ivon Watkins Dow plant in New Plymouth have had their ACC claims accepted. ACC says there is medical evidence of a link between dioxin exposure at the old chemical… Continue Reading

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ACC dioxin appeal declined by judge

LYN HUMPHREYS23/08/2012 Taranaki Daily News A former New Plymouth man has failed in his appeal to get ACC cover for extensive health problems he blames on dioxins from agri-chemical plant Ivon Watkins-Dow. ACC declined cover for Gary Green for work-related gradual… Continue Reading

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Radio: Independent testing of New Plymouth dioxin site

Now we return to a story we were running last week about drums containing dioxin which had been discovered buried beneath a children’s playground in New Plymouth. From Morning Report on 17 Jun 2009 Updated at 9:54 pm on 24 June… Continue Reading

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Radio: Dioxin review ‘missed many defects’

An anti-dioxin campaigner says the latest study of contamination from New Plymouth’s Dow chemical factory has missed many birth defects it was supposed to review. (AUDIO) From News, Updated at 9:35 pm on 10 November 2010 An anti-dioxin campaigner says… Continue Reading

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Radio: Ministry says New Plymouth defects could be dioxin

The health ministry study compares defects recorded in New Plymouth four decades ago with results from other hospitals. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2430712/ministry-says-new-plymouth-defects-could-be-dioxin http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2430712/ministry-says-new-plymouth-defects-could-be-dioxin From Checkpoint on 10 Nov 2010 Updated at 10:57 pm on 24 June 2013 http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ckpt/ckpt-20101110-1812-Ministry_says_New_Plymouth_defects_could_be_dioxin-048.mp3

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Radio: Campaigners say dioxin error puts only 1960s residents at risk

A dioxin campaigner says new information shows only residents who lived near a New Plymouth chemical plant before 1969 had significant dioxin exposure. From Morning Report on 27 May 2010 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2305355/campaigners-say-dioxin-error-puts-only-1960s-residents-at-risk mnr-20100527-0844-Campaigners_say_dioxin_error_puts_only_1960s_residents_at_risk-048-2015-08-03-05-17-13-634 http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20100527-0844-Campaigners_say_dioxin_error_puts_only_1960s_residents_at_risk-048.mp3

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Radio: Govt puts in cash for dioxin testing of park

The Government is paying $25,000 towards testing a New Plymouth park for dioxin and other dangerous chemicals. The Government is paying $25,000 towards testing a New Plymouth park for dioxin and other dangerous chemicals. In May, nine rusted drums were… Continue Reading

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Plan due soon for New Plymouth park where toxins found

An investigation into dioxin levels at Marfell Park in New Plymouth will begin next week. Rusted drums containing insecticide and dioxin were unearthed in the park in May. An investigation into dioxin levels at a New Plymouth park will begin… Continue Reading

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Radio: More toxic chemicals in park than earlier admitted

More toxic chemicals than officials previously admitted were unearthed in a playground in in Marfell Park, New Plymouth, last month. (AUDIO) From News, Updated at 8:47 am on 24 June 2009 http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/14193/more-toxic-chemicals-in-park-than-earlier-admitted http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/1985328/more-poisons-have-been-found-in-new-plymouth-dioxin-drums mnr-20090624-0752-More_poisons_have_been_found_in_New_Plymouth_dioxin_drums-048-2015-08-03-05-09-21-641 http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20090624-0752-More_poisons_have_been_found_in_New_Plymouth_dioxin_drums-048.mp3

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Radio: More poisons have been found in New Plymouth dioxin drums

Its come to light that more dangerous chemicals were unearthed at a New Plymouth playground last month than authorities have previously admitted. From Morning Report on 24 Jun 2009 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/1985328/more-poisons-have-been-found-in-new-plymouth-dioxin-drums mnr-20090624-0752-More_poisons_have_been_found_in_New_Plymouth_dioxin_drums-048-2015-08-03-05-06-17-210 http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20090624-0752-More_poisons_have_been_found_in_New_Plymouth_dioxin_drums-048.mp3  

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Regional council to seek compo over toxic park

Money donated by Dow AgroSciences to help clean up a contaminated park in New Plymouth is to be used to reimburse the regional council. Money donated by Dow AgroSciences to help clean up a contaminated park in New Plymouth is… Continue Reading

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Radio: Dow AgroScience offers 50 thousand to clean up park

Dow AgroSciences says it is willing to pay 50 thousand dollars towards the cost of ensuring a dioxin contaminated park in New Plymouth is safe. From Checkpoint on 17 Jun 2009 Updated at 9:54 pm on 24 June 2013 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/1979330/dow-agroscience-offers-50-thousand-to-clean-up-park ckpt-20090617-1807-Dow_AgroScience_offers_50_thousand_to_clean_up_park-048-2015-08-03-05-01-17-756… Continue Reading

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Taranaki council admits blunder over dioxin information

Taranaki’s regional council admits it made a mistake in not talking to residents near the New Plymouth playground where agrichemicals and dioxin were found. Taranaki’s regional council admits it made a mistake in not talking to residents near the New… Continue Reading

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Radio: Locals to shut down New Plymouth’s dioxin-drum park

The New Plymouth park at the centre of a dioxin scare is this morning being shut down, by people in the neighbourhood. From Morning Report on 11 Jun 2009 Updated at 9:53 pm on 24 June 2013 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/1973464/locals-to-shut-down-new-plymouth’s-dioxin-drum-park mnr-20090611-0726-Locals_to_shut_down_New_Plymouths_dioxin-drum_park-048-2015-08-03-04-52-06-362 http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20090611-0726-Locals_to_shut_down_New_Plymouths_dioxin-drum_park-048.mp3

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Radio: More people exposed to dioxin in New Plymouth

More people are coming forward with their own stories of people being exposed to toxic chemical waste in New Plymouth. From Checkpoint on 10 Jun 2009 Updated at 9:53 pm on 24 June 2013 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/1973015/more-people-exposed-to-dioxin-in-new-plymouth ckpt-20090610-1735-More_people_exposed_to_dioxin_in_New_Plymouth-048-2015-08-03-04-50-13-584 http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ckpt/ckpt-20090610-1735-More_people_exposed_to_dioxin_in_New_Plymouth-048.mp3

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Radio: Dioxin found buried in New Plymouth playground

A dioxin campaigner claims the levels of dioxin found in a New Plymouth park are the highest ever detected in New Zealand. From Checkpoint on 09 Jun 2009  Updated at 9:53 pm on 24 June 2013 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/1972232/dioxin-found-buried-in-new-plymouth-playground ckpt-20090609-1707-Dioxin_found_buried_in_New_Plymouth_playground-048-2015-08-03-04-47-43-075 http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ckpt/ckpt-20090609-1707-Dioxin_found_buried_in_New_Plymouth_playground-048.mp3

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Radio: Dioxin Exposure

Hundreds more workers have been brought into a health support service for people exposed to dioxin in New Plymouth. From Checkpoint on 01 Jul 2008 Updated at 9:09 pm on 24 June 2013 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/1622214/dioxin-exposure ckpt-20080701-1815-Dioxin_Exposure-048-2015-08-03-04-44-31-534 http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ckpt/ckpt-20080701-1815-Dioxin_Exposure-048.mp3

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Radio: Insight, 15 June: A Chemical Legacy?

New health fears of neighbours and former workers exposed to dioxin from an agri-chemical factory in New Plymouth. From Insight on 15 Jun 2008 Updated at 10:55 am on 21 November 2014 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/1572979/insight,-15-june-a-chemical-legacy http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/inst/inst-20080615-0812-Insight,_15_June_A_Chemical_Legacy_-048.mp3

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Radio: Workers Question Dow-Funded Dioxin Research

Former agrichemical workers are questioning research showing their health isn’t endangered despite dioxin contamination. From Morning Report on 17 Apr 2008 Updated at 8:56 pm on 24 June 2013 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/1447553/workers-question-dow-funded-dioxin-research http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20080417-0738-Workers_Question_Dow-Funded_Dioxin_Research-048.mp3

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Radio: New study into Dioxons

A new study has found workers who helped make 2,4,5-T in New Plymouth have elevated levels of dioxin in their blood. From Checkpoint on 16 Apr 2008 Updated at 8:56 pm on 24 June 2013 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/1447075/new-study-into-dioxons http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ckpt/ckpt-20080416-1738-New_study_into_Dioxons-048.mp3

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TV CAMPBELL LIVE: Residents Meeting (3:22m)

In a remarkable about-face in New Plymouth’s dioxin debate, advisers to the Ministry of Health have admitted the most significant exposure to the deadly dioxin contaminant was pre-1970. That means some people’s exposure to dioxin is far higher than previously… Continue Reading

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Let Us Spray

After viewing via internet “Let Us Spray” The confronting and awful reality of what has happened in New Plymouth in regards to dioxin poisoning is indelibly clear. My name is Gary Green and on several occasions I appear in this… Continue Reading

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Film: Let Us Spray [01h : 11m]

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Delay and deny until you die still Govt approach to dioxin

24 Oct 2006 The official response to claims in a TV3 documentary that significant mistakes were made in a key study of dioxin contamination in New Plymouth has so far been predictable and grossly inadequate, Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue… Continue Reading

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TV CLOSEUP: 23-02-2005 ACC Payout (7 04m)

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TV CLOSEUP: 2005-02-23 (7:04m)

Dioxin Poisoning ACC PAYOUT {CLOSEUP} [23 Feb 2005]  

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TV CLOSEUP: 2004-12-16 (12:38m)

Dioxin Test Results {<a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJZNDssnh8I” target=”_blank”>CLOSEUP</a>} [16 Dec 2004]

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TV CLOSEUP: 2004-12-15 (7:48m)

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Bizarre lack of aid for workers

The Labour Department says it has had no complaints from people who worked at New Plymouth’s Ivon Watkins-Dow chemical factory, even though they are likely to have been exposed to far higher dioxin levels than residents in the surrounding suburb… Continue Reading

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TV Homes Report: Dioxin 09-09-2004 (10.23m)

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TV Homes Report: Dioxin Health Issue 09-09-2004 (7.00m)

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TV Homes Report: 2004-09-09 (10:24m)

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The Poisoning Of New Zealand

The ‘Erin Brockovich’ – Style Scandal in New Zealand’s Backyard 20 Oct 2000 Outbreaks of rare diseases and tumours are appearing in clusters around New Zealand, close to chemical factories. Why doesn’t the Government want to investigate? Simon Jones discovers… Continue Reading

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