French incinerator closed over dioxin scare

A waste incineration plant in Cluny, France, has been shut temporarily after higher than permitted levels of dioxins were found in products from goats kept nearby. Investigations are underway into whether the dioxins came from the incinerator or from the now closed Gilly incinerator in Haute-Savoie, near where the goats grazed last summer, according to news agency AFP. The Cluny incinerator was among 41 plants with less than six tonnes per hour capacity that did not conform to dioxin regulations, a French environment ministry report found in January. (EED 31/01/02). See AFP article.

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