Times Beach

Times Beach testing
4:59 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Times Beach, Mo. site of EPA dioxin tests once again

Aerial photo of former site of Times Beach, MO
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In the 1980s, the town of Times Beach, Mo. hired a contractor to spray the town’s dirt streets with oil to cut down on dust.  That oil was later found to contain extremely high levels of dioxin, a known cause of cancer.  Tests in the town revealed levels of dioxin 300 times what is considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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