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

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

Smith attacks park response

18/06/2009 Environment Minister Nick Smith has criticised the Taranaki Regional Council for a lack of openness over the Marfell dioxin contamination. He says the council could have been more open with the public after toxic chemicals were found in drums… Continue Reading

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

Workers split by dioxin research findings

17/04/2008 Former workers at a New Plymouth chemical plant have offered a mixed reception to a study that found no evidence of increased cancer or disease related to dioxin exposure. Neil Herdson, 60, who worked at the herbicide factory from… Continue Reading