Times Beach http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Times Beach, Mo. site of EPA dioxin tests once again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/times-beach-mo-site-epa-dioxin-tests-once-again <p>In the 1980s, the town of Times Beach, Mo. hired a contractor to spray the town&rsquo;s dirt streets with oil to cut down on dust.&nbsp; That oil was later found to contain extremely high levels of dioxin, a known cause of cancer.&nbsp; Tests in the town revealed levels of dioxin 300 times what is considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 21:59:53 +0000 Adam Allington 3845 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Times Beach, Mo. site of EPA dioxin tests once again