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

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

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

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