Could dioxin contamination in New Plymouth be bigger than acknowledged?

Radio New Zealand, October 24, 2006
The Ministry of Health is to look into claims that significant mistakes were made in a study of dioxin contamination in New Plymouth.
From 1962 to 1987 the Ivon Watkins Dow factory made the herbicide 245T, which contained a dioxin.
Last year a Ministry of Health report said people who had lived near the plant, had higher than average levels of the dioxin in their blood.
But a forensic accountant hired by TV3 to review the report says mixed-up data obscures a peak of dioxin contamination before 1974, which was never corrected in the report.

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