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
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
(3.20 mb) Dioxin Exposure area extended to Power Station and Wharf.
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
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
(4.38 mb) Dioxin Victims to Receive Special Health Services.
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
Dow-Funded (4.45 mb) Workers Question Dow-Funded Dioxin Research.
Former sawmill workers exposed to the dioxin PCP have been told they can have a free annual health check but the Ministry of Health says it can’t justify funding tests to determine damage to DNA. (AUDIO) From News, Updated at… Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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