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

Ratepayers landed with clean-up bill

15/07/2009 New Plymouth district ratepayers will be left with the bulk of the bill for the Marfell Park chemical clean-up despite a Government payout. Environment Minister Nick Smith said yesterday nearly $25,000 would be made available from the Contaminated Sites… Continue Reading

Young calls for new toxic dump inquiry

11/06/2009 Another investigation is needed into possible chemical dumps across New Plymouth, MP Jonathan Young says. The discovery of toxic agrichemicals at Marfell Park has raised concerns that other sites, previously tested and found negative for dioxins in 2001, might… Continue Reading

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