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20 years later Western Australian 1980’s

Western Australian Agricultural Protection Board (APB) used herbicide around the 1980’s in the Kimberley region supplied to the workers in second hand unmarked drums. This was contrary to the Poisons Act. Samples taken from the suspect batch indicated a dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD) component… Continue Reading

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29 Questions and answers on the serum dioxin study

Sep 9, 2004 The following with supplied by the NZ Ministry of Health 1. What are dioxins? Dioxins are a group of chemicals that share similar structures and ways of affecting the body. These compounds belong to three closely related… Continue Reading

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30 years of neglect for Paritutu residents

9 September 2004 A report released by the Ministry of Health today has confirmed that Dow is one of the largest historical polluters in New Zealand, says Greenpeace. Dioxin levels detected in Paritutu residents are up to fivefold our nation-wide… Continue Reading

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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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Agent Orange not old news

Agent Orange is not old news By The Plain Dealer Editorial Board February 03, 2011 * USAF Spraying AO “Agent Orange? Isn’t that old news?” the customs agent asked Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz as she returned from a trip… Continue Reading

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Agent Orange Ailments

VA Expands List Of Agent Orange Ailments by ROSE HOBAN September 16, 2010 In this May 1966 file photo, U.S. Air Force planes spray  the defoliant chemical Agent Orange over dense vege- tation in South Vietnam. The Department of Veterans  Affairs… Continue Reading

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Agent Orange and aggressive prostate cancer

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer, analysis finds May 27, 2013 By Angela Townsend, The Plain Dealer  * Dioxin in a Drum (2,4,5 T + 2,4 D) = AO CLEVELAND, Ohio — A… Continue Reading

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Agent Orange and the Politics of Poisons

Determined citizens are working to uncover “one of the best kept secrets of the Cold War era. Determined to end this silence, a group of Japan-based citizens including journalists, professors, and environmental activists have been gathering evidence and speaking out… Continue Reading

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Agent Orange Denials Exposed By MP – NZ First

10 January 2005 New Zealand First says the latest revelations in the agent orange saga show that successive National and Labour governments have kept passing the buck over the shabby treatment of Vietnam veterans. This follows reports that officials will… Continue Reading

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Agent Orange used as herbicide throughout the Kimberley

said Njikena Elder Lucy Marshall. She said, “The truth must be told.” Her son, Cyril Hunter, died in 1983 from exposure to Agent Orange, the toxic chemical used en masse during the Vietnam War. Mr Hunter had been employed to… Continue Reading

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Agent Orange: We Buried it under New Plymouth

Investigate Jan/Feb 2001]  As Investigate closes in on New Zealand’s biggest-ever toxic waste scandal, we now have hard evidence that a deadly herbicide used in the Vietnam War is buried under part of New Plymouth city: Ian Wishart and Simon… Continue Reading

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Another Look Into New Plymouth Chemical Dumps – Minister

10 June, 2009 Environment Minister Nick Smith is promising another look into where toxic chemicals might have been dumped around New Plymouth. The spectre of chemical contamination from the former Ivon Watkins-Dow chemical factory has again been raised when at… Continue Reading

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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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Blood tests confirm high levels of dioxin

NZ Herald: Mar 10, 2005By Martin Johnston * Blood tests have confirmed that people who lived near a New Plymouth chemical plant have high levels of potentially cancer causing dioxin in their bodies. The levels of dioxin in the 52… Continue Reading

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Blood tests confirm high levels of dioxin

Mar 10, 2005 Blood tests have confirmed that people who lived near a New Plymouth chemical plant have high levels of potentially cancer causing dioxin in their bodies. The levels of dioxin in the 52 people ranged from no higher… Continue Reading

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Book Ghost Platoon, Dioxin is a killer

Regarding A statement by Jim Riddle in the book Ghost Platoon:   “We all died in that war only difference is it’s taken us longer to stop breathing” which one veteran believes he was referring to Agent Orange, would be a reasonable… Continue Reading

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Campaigners count the cost of battling for their fellow man

They have worked for years to reveal the problems of pollution from a chemical factory in New Plymouth, suffering abuse from neighbours, disbelief and stress. That campaign has wrecked intimate relationships and still causes an elderly man to suffer verbal… Continue Reading

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Campaigners count the cost of battling for their fellow man

Sep 11, 2004 They have worked for years to reveal the problems of pollution from a chemical factory in New Plymouth, suffering abuse from neighbours, disbelief and stress. That campaign has wrecked intimate relationships and still causes an elderly man… Continue Reading

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Chemical Consequences – Transcript

Some batches of 245-T were made from contaminated ingredients of Agent Orange illegally imported into Queensland and Western Australia during the Vietnam War. This kind of common weedkiller was used until the early 1990s. Now at least one state government is finally confronting the… Continue Reading

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Chemical Time Bomb

Four Corners reveals evidence that this potentially deadly chemical compound may still be present in weed control products and that authorities do not routinely test for it. The program also reveals that this hands-off approach to regulation is entirely in… Continue Reading

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Chemical Time Bomb – Transcript

Transcript KERRY O’BRIEN, PRESENTER: It was one of the most toxic weed killers ever used. EUGENE MCMAHON, NIGEL’S UNCLE: Their swags and everything used to get soaked with the poison. KERRY O’BRIEN: Twenty years ago it was banned. JANINE COHEN,… Continue Reading

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Child’s deformity ’caused by dioxin’

Mar 12, 2005 When Shona was born, she had a third ear and other problems her mother blames on dioxin contamination from living near a New Plymouth chemicals plant. Robyn, the mother of Shona, who is now 19 and at… Continue Reading

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Community must be involved in dioxin review

26 October 2006 It is imperative that the Paritutu community is consulted over the appointment of an independent expert to review findings by forensic accountant John Leonard that a Ministry of Health report into dioxin contamination in New Plymouth contained… Continue Reading

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Concern prompts new review of dioxin study

Concerns over errors in a report on dioxin exposure in the New Plymouth suburb of Paritutu will be looked at by an expert reviewing the study, says the Minister of Health. Concerns were raised over what appeared to be errors… Continue Reading

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Court action over dioxin ruled out by NZ Gov.

The Government has ruled out suing 2,4,5-T maker Ivon Watkins-Dow over dioxin contamination at New Plymouth. The company, now called Dow AgroSciences, made the herbicide from the early 1960s until 1987 at its plant in the suburb of Paritutu. Last… Continue Reading

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D-Day for dioxin-scare residents

Sep 9, 2004 People who lived within sniffing distance of the Dow AgroSciences weedkiller factory in New Plymouth will today learn if their blood is contaminated with dioxin. They will get the results of an Institute of Environmental Science and… Continue Reading

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Deadly Chemicals Decades After War

Vietnamese Still Exposed to Deadly Chemicals Decades After War By Jim Stevenson September 04, 2010 * Dioxin in a Drum (2,4,5 T + 2,4 D) = AO The United States ended its involvement in the Vietnam War 35 years ago, and… Continue Reading

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Death rate no different for chemical workers

Dec 14, 2007 The life expectancy of former workers at the Ivon Watkins-Dow chemical plant in New Plymouth is no different to the general population, according to a study funded by the Dow Chemical Company. Ivon Watkins-Dow, which is now… Continue Reading

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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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Dioxin – DuPont A Fox given charge over the Hen House

The DuPont plant in DeLisle: Fox given charge over the Hen House Mississippi has been releasing large amounts of dioxin and heavy metals for nearly 20 years. This film explores health problems being experienced by residents and former workers, and evidence… Continue Reading

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Dioxin at Vietnam levels near pesticide plant

Sep 10, 2004 Herald graphic Thirty-nine years after a midwife saw “horrific” deformities in babies born near a New Plymouth chemical factory, an official study has found dioxin levels in the blood of local people as high as those in… Continue Reading

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Dioxin case highlights OSH failings in occupational health, says expert

Sep 23, 2004 A public health expert says the New Plymouth dioxin case shows that the Government no longer cares about occupational health. Professor Neil Pearce, director of Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research, said workers’ health at places… Continue Reading

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Dioxin claims accepted by ACC

Feb 24, 2005 Two Taranaki people who fear they may have been injured by workplace exposure to dioxin have had their claims accepted by ACC. The corporation said in a statement yesterday that the two people, along with four others,… 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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Dioxin days: Rhonda’s story

I might have been a fiction writer in a former life, but these days as a journalist, I mostly deal in facts. The fact is, I grew up in the shadow of a Dow chemical factory, in the suburb of… Continue Reading

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Dioxin dump: New Zealand

Paritutu, New Zealand: Dow’s Vietnam War dioxin dump  

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Dioxin helpline beset by calls

Sep 28, 2004 Six hundred calls have been made to a Ministry of Health helpline following revelations of high levels of dioxin in long-term Paritutu residents. The ministry revealed this month that 24 people in an interim study had blood… Continue Reading

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Dioxin inquiry eases health fears

Aug 10, 2001 An investigation into the health of residents living near a chemical plant in New Plymouth has found no evidence of high rates of illness. The Taranaki District Health Board yesterday released the report, Rates of Reported Illness… Continue Reading

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Dioxin lobby group dismisses offer of annual health checks

Apr 30, 2008 Residents and workers exposed to dioxin from the Paritutu chemicals’ factory in New Plymouth will be able to apply for a state-funded annual health check from July. The Ministry of Health announced details of the $750,000-a-year scheme… Continue Reading

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Dioxin probe free from bias, study leader vows

02 April 2008 One of the world’s biggest worker health studies will be released in Taranaki later this month. Chemical manufacturer Dow contracted Otago University’s Dr David McBride to head the investigation into dioxin in the blood of workers at… Continue Reading

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Dioxin probe free from bias, study leader vows

02 April 2008                                                           Lyn Humphrey | 02 April 2008 | Dailynews… Continue Reading

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Dioxin Puts Dow on the Spot

TIME: May. 02, 1983: On a chilly morning in March 1965, a highly unusual gathering took place at Dow Chemical Co.’s headquarters in Midland, Mich. Without any corporate fanfare, Dow scientists met with colleagues from three rival firms, Hooker Chemical,… Continue Reading

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Dioxin report a good start for whistleblower

Sep 12, 2004 After waiting 39 years for vindication, it is a strong woman who can resist the temptation to publicly say “I told you so”. Hyacinth Henderson manages it quite well. Surely she wants to say it, even quietly?… Continue Reading

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Dioxin response slow despite sinister signs

Taranaki hill-country farmer Bryan Hocken burst into a committee of inquiry hearing in August 1986 wearing the black singlet, shorts and backpack he wore to spray his gorse with 2,4,5-T. He said he spent whole months spraying his Tarata farm… Continue Reading

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Dioxin study had robust international review

26 October 2006 Serum dioxin study had robust international review. The Ministry of Health and the Institute of Environmental Science and Research reinforced their confidence in both the science and the peer review undertaken by internationally renowned scientists of the… Continue Reading

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Dioxin tests raise questions about painted moth spraying

Mar 13, 2005 The report into the dioxin levels of New Plymouth residents who’d lived in close proximity to the Ivan Watkins Dow chemical factory didn’t tell the residents anything they didn’t already know. Still, it must have been heartening… Continue Reading

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Dioxin workers’ cancer risk up

Workers exposed to dioxin during the manufacture of phenoxy herbicides at the Ivon Watkins-Dow plant in New Plymouth are more likely to die from cancer, a new study from Massey University shows. The company – now Dow AgroSciences – made… Continue Reading

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Dioxin workers’ cancer risk up

Oct 19, 2004 Workers exposed to dioxin during the manufacture of phenoxy herbicides at the Ivon Watkins-Dow plant in New Plymouth are more likely to die from cancer, a new study from Massey University shows. The company – now Dow… Continue Reading

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Dioxin: What’s the rush?

24 July 2007 The Green Party is disappointed by the ridiculously tight time frame that has been placed on the consultation with dioxin victims as announced by the Ministry of Health, and is calling on the Minister to intervene. “It’s… Continue Reading

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Dioxin’s fatal toll in secret report

EXCLUSIVE – A secret Government report says New Zealanders have been exposed to unacceptable levels of the toxic chemical dioxin, which could cause up to 50 cancer deaths each year. The report for Environment Minister Marian Hobbs was put before… Continue Reading

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Dioxin’s fatal toll in secret report

Feb 15, 2001 By ANNE BESTON environment reporter EXCLUSIVE – A secret Government report says New Zealanders have been exposed to unacceptable levels of the toxic chemical dioxin, which could cause up to 50 cancer deaths each year. The report… Continue Reading

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Dioxins and Furans List

Dioxins are released as unintentional by products in burning and chlorination processes. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been used for example as heat transfer and insulation fluids in capacitors and transformers. The EU has set maximum limits on the levels of… Continue Reading

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Dow must deal with its demons

Sep 11, 2004 Little was normal about the Vietnam War, least of all the aerial spraying of millions of litres of Agent Orange, a defoliant containing varying amounts of dioxin. The aim was to deny Vietcong and North Vietnamese forces… Continue Reading

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Dow poisons in rock pool

14 JUNE 2001 Traces of chemicals 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D have been found in a pool of discoloured and smelly sea water at the foot of cliffs bordering Dow Agroscience’s Waireka research station. The discovery will add fuel to the debate… Continue Reading

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Dow’s Dioxin Production Brings Protests

March 23, 2005 Roughly 50 protesters including environmental groups and Vietnam veterans came together in New Plymouth, New Zealand last Sunday to denounce decades of dioxins produced by Dow Chemical Company, according to New Zealand news yesterday. To commemorate all… Continue Reading

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Dow’s Claims “Plain Wrong” Dow has international history of avoiding liability

10 September 2004 The claim made by Dow Agrosciences that the dioxin levels detected in Paritutu residents are not high enough to be harmful is plain wrong, Greenpeace said today. The company also has a history of avoiding liability across… Continue Reading

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Drums ‘likely’ from IWD

10/06/2009 A former Ivon Watkins-Dow manager yesterday confirmed the company did take chemicals to public landfills in its early days. Bob Moffat said that in 1955 when he began work at IWD, now called Dow AgroSciences, there were no restrictions… Continue Reading

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Drums contained toxins

09/06/2009 Toxic chemicals have been found at a children’s playground in Marfell, the site of a New Plymouth’s former city dump. The chemicals were tetrachlorobenzene and trichlorophenol, both used in the manufacture of herbicides, Taranaki Regional Council director of environment… Continue Reading

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Dumping inquiry not needed: Dow

Jan 13, 2001 New Plymouth chemical company Dow AgroSciences says it would cooperate with any public inquiry the Government ordered into allegations of chemical dumping in the 1960s. But operations manager Jim Guidarini says there is no need for another… Continue Reading

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Environment Ministry denies secrecy on dioxin

Feb 16, 2001 By ANNE BESTON The Ministry for the Environment says a report it prepared revealing that New Zealanders have “unacceptable levels” of exposure to the deadly chemical dioxin is not secret – but it refuses to release the… Continue Reading

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Errors in Dioxin study confirmed

24 January 2007 The Green Party has welcomed the fact that three independent reviews have confirmed the existence of errors in the original study into dioxin poisoning in New Plymouth, and that the research evidence confirms local residents were subjected… Continue Reading

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ESR’s attempts to discredit doco ‘out of order’

Dec 02, 2007 Melanie Reid. A government agency attempted to exert its influence on the judges of New Zealand’s premier television awards, saying it would be “very wrong” to honour a TV3 documentary. The Environmental Science & Research’s efforts to… Continue Reading

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Evidence suggests residents misled over exposure

ANGRY: New Plymouth Dioxin campaigner Andrew Gibbs outside the Dow Agrosciences factory in Paritutu. BY KIRSTY JOHNSTON 27/05/2010 Paritutu residents may have been misled about the amount of dioxin they were exposed to from the Ivon Watkins-Dow plant during the… Continue Reading

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Expert called in to examine Marfell Park

16/06/2009 New Zealand’s foremost expert in the investigation and clean-up of contaminated sites has been called in to check out Marfell Park after the shock discovery of dioxins. Environmental consultant Graeme Proffitt has been asked to lead a sampling and… Continue Reading

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Expert to review dioxin report after critics claim flaws

The Ministry of Health is asking for an additional expert to review a dioxin poisoning report after critics questioned the independence of a ministry appointed scientist. Deputy Director General of Health (Public Health) Dr Don Matheson said the ministry would… Continue Reading

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Face Of Dioxins Come To Beehive

18 September 2001 Face of Dioxins come to Beehive 18 September 2001: Wellington – People from dioxin contaminated communities converge on the Beehive to present their testimonies to Members of Parliament tomorrow. Dioxin affected communities in Whakatane, Kawerau, Matata and… Continue Reading

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For Survey Into Health And Dioxins In New Plymouth

3 November 2000 Greenpeace Supports Residents Call For Survey Into Health And Dioxins In New Plymouth 3 November 2000: Auckland: Greenpeace supports the New Plymouth residents call for an investigation into health effects which may be linked to dioxin contamination… Continue Reading

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Former timber workers say there’s no need for new dioxin study

A group of 20 men wander into a cold Whakatane garage coughing and spluttering and head towards their seats. Most of them have some type of illness – headaches, depression, cancer, diabetes or ulcers they just cannot explain. As fit… Continue Reading

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Free medical checks for Mapua residents

Residents of Mapua will be given free checkups by doctors following a cleanup of a former pesticide plant in the town. Residents of Mapua will be given free checkups by doctors following a cleanup of a former pesticide plant in the town.… Continue Reading

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Generation Orange [+15]

Heartbreaking portraits of Vietnamese children suffering from devastating effects of toxic herbicide sprayed by US Army 40 years ago By SNEJANA FARBEROV 24 August 2013 They were born decades after American forces had sprayed the herbicide dioxin Agent Orange in… Continue Reading

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Good Morning NEW PLYMOUTH! by SIMON JONES

Investigate Magazine Jan/Feb 2001 A Vietnamese baby with a deformed ear and mouth resulting from Agent Orange exposure, and skin lesions on another. Photos: BBC A BBC documentary on the ongoing effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam shows horrific, startling… Continue Reading

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Government Whitewash True Impact of Dioxin

12 December 2005 Government Whitewash True Impact of Dioxin Defects at Paritutu Tariana Turia, Member of Parliament for Te Tai Hauauru “The report released today by the Ministry of Health into cancer rates in New Plymouth is nothing more than… Continue Reading

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Government won’t sue Dow – for now

Mar 11, 2005 People who lived in the New Plymouth suburb where the weedkiller 2,4,5-T was produced carry up to 15 times the national level of dioxin in their bodies, but the Government will not sue the company involved. The… Continue Reading

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Greens call for Government apology, action

23 October 2006 Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley is calling on the Prime Minister to apologise for the actions of successive governments in denying, covering-up and falsely re-assuring people living near the Dow Chemical-owned plant in Paritutu, New Plymouth, about… Continue Reading

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Greens demand closure of park

30/06/2009 Marfell Park must be closed immediately to ensure the safety of the community, says the Green Party’s spokesperson, Catherine Delahunty. “The park must be closed to the public and fenced off immediately. “A wait-and-see approach is just too dangerous,”… Continue Reading

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Greens question independence of dioxin reviewer

Oct 27, 2006 Green MP Sue Kedgley is questioning the independence of a scientist appointed to review a Health Ministry dioxin poisoning report, which critics say is seriously flawed. Health Minister Pete Hodgson yesterday said a scientist at the University… Continue Reading

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Greens welcome comprehensive dioxin testing

03 Apr 2003  Green MP Sue Kedgley today welcomed the decision by the Ministry of Health to conduct tests of dioxin levels in residents who may have been exposed to chemical emissions from an Ivan Watkins Dow plant. The Green… Continue Reading

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Groups Protest Against Dioxin at Parliament

2 Dec 2004 Parliament, Wellington: The groups here today represent Dioxin Investigation Action Group, SWAP – Sawmill Workers Against Poisons, Vietnam Vets. Te Waka Kai Ora and by proxy all peoples of Aotearoa/NZ. This report shows that the entire country… Continue Reading

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Hatfield Consultants Useful Dioxin Links

Hatfield Consultants Useful Agent Orange Websites, Videos, Books, and Studies During the course of Hatfield’s ongoing Agent Orange/Dioxin studies in Viet Nam, we have come across a variety of useful and informative references. Below, we provide a sample of resources that we have… Continue Reading

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Health Ministry to probe dioxin ‘errors’

Oct 24, 2006  The Ministry of Health will today ask for a copy of findings which suggest its report last year into dioxin levels at a New Plymouth chemical plant contained significant mistakes. In a TV3 documentary last night, forensic… Continue Reading

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Health services prime demand from dioxin victims

26 July 2007 Specialist health support services must be put in place in New Plymouth for all those people exposed to dioxin. This was the all-pervading message from about 80 people who vented their anger, shared stories of exposure and… Continue Reading

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Health support for Taranaki residents exposed to dioxin

Mar 27, 2007 The Ministry of Health is offering a major health support programme to Taranaki residents who have an increased risk of cancer after exposure to high dioxin levels from a herbicide plant. The level of support is a… Continue Reading

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History shows that environmentalists haven’t cried wolf

Colin James’ Perspectives page diagnosis of the environmental movement betrays a doctor who has not been listening attentively enough to, or examining closely enough, the patient he seeks to treat. His criticisms of the environmental movement – and by extension… Continue Reading

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Hodgson should withdraw dioxin analyst, correct confusions

30 October 2006 Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley has called on Health Minister Pete Hodgson to re-think and withdraw his choice of Dr Allan Smith as the ‘independent’ expert appointed to review the findings of forensic accountant John Leonard,… Continue Reading

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ill man vows help in dioxin action

15th April 2006 Founder of Dioxinnz Gary Green  

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In Vietnam, Agent Orange still makes its deadly presence felt

Four decades later, toxic US defoliant continues to afflict children Cong Nguyen sits with his mother at their home in Bien Hoa,near Ho Chi Minh City ucanews.com reporter, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam March 18, 2014 Original Source The intense… Continue Reading

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Independent Marfell testing demanded

13/06/2009 Marfell Park users are demanding independent experts declare the land safe before they set foot in the grounds again. Local community leaders have door-knocked locals to help raise awareness about toxic agrichemicals found at the park last month and… Continue Reading

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Interim report on blood dioxin study made public

9 September 2004 INTERIM results of state-of-the-art tests carried out for some long term residents in the New Plymouth suburb of Paritutu have shown a higher than normal level of dioxin in their blood. The report on the test results,… Continue Reading

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Investigation finds dangerous dioxins in widely used herbicide 2,4-D (Four Corners)

An urgent review is underway after a Four Corners investigation found elevated levels of dangerous dioxins in a generic version of 2,4-D, one of Australia’s most widely used herbicides. Dioxins are one of the most deadly chemical compounds in the… Continue Reading

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IWD Publications

Internal news by Ivon Watkins-Dow Limited.;  Journal, magazine Language: English Publisher: New Plymouth, N.Z. : [Ivon Watkins-Dow] Database: WorldCat Product guide : products for agriculture and horticulture by Ivon Watkins-Dow.  Journal, magazine : Periodical Language: English Publisher: New Plymouth [N.Z.]… Continue Reading

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Journey for environmental justice begins for people poisoned daily

March 4, 2005  Today the Hohou te Rongo – People Poisoned Daily Speaking Tour will be holding the first of five public meetings to address the issue of communities impacted by toxic chemicals. Greenpeace, together with the Sawmill Workers Against… Continue Reading

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Judge reconsiders veteran’s fight for Agent Orange compensation

CTV Atlantic Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:24PM ADT Last Updated Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:53PM ADT A federal judge has agreed to reconsider an elderly veteran’s fight for compensation after claims that the spraying of Agent Orange negatively affected… Continue Reading

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Kedgley to visit New Plymouth dioxin test sites

15 May 2002 On Friday Green MP Sue Kedgley will visit some New Plymouth sites where tests for dioxin contamination will be carried out over the next few weeks. The dioxin soil test programme will test around 25 sites in New… Continue Reading

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Kedgley urges Government to act on dioxin findings

Mar 11, 2005 Sue Kedgley The Government should provide free blood tests to everyone who lived near the former Ivon Watkins-Dow chemical plant in New Plymouth while it was in operation, Green Party MP Sue Kedgley says. It should also… Continue Reading

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Long awaited EPA dioxins report released

EPA says low doses risky but most? people safe? Report released: — Environmental Health News Dioxins have been called the most toxic of all man-made chemicals, based on animal studies that show effects at extremely low doses – in the parts… Continue Reading

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Marfell fruit trees may get the chop

20/06/2009 A New Plymouth man is poised to chop down his fruit trees after dioxin was uncovered in the park next door. Construction engineer, Tony Cooper, who owns a house on Endeavour St at the base of Marfell Park, is… Continue Reading

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Marfell toxic tip site gets all-clear

27/08/2009 Independent experts who cleared Marfell Park for dioxins have also warned the district council against repeating its mistake elsewhere. Contaminated sites specialist Graeme Proffitt yesterday released his report on the park a former city tip and said there was… Continue Reading

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Maui’s and Hector’s Dolphin Annual Mortality Rates Taranaki

Maui’s and Hector’s Dolphins in Taranaki NZ, North Island, Maui’s and Hector’s Dolphin Annual Mortality Rates 1970 To 2012. Taranaki from Mokau to Opunake versus the Remaining NZ North Island Coastline. *2010 – 2012 off Taranaki Coast One Beachcast [Kina… Continue Reading

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MfE lawyers blocked dioxin testing at Mapua

28 August 2008 Watch a video of the oral question Correspondence and other information given to the Green Party shows the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) used lawyers to argue against Tasman District Council (TDC) testing for dioxin during the… Continue Reading

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