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Dioxin Contamination Oroville California

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Oroville California was contaminated by industries that polluted then abandoned regions in South Oroville. The sites have been deemed Super Fund sites by the EPA. The responsible parties have complied somewhat with the clean-up of the sites themselves, but have failed to recognize the contamination to surrounding residential areas. One location has an astounding 14 parts per trillion (ppt) reading for dioxins in eggs that were tested, which is far above the danger point of 1 ppt recognized by the EPA. The average dioxin content in eggs tested around the Oroville area is 2.2 ppt. We feel the responsible parties should be forced to take responsibility for the entire region that was contaminated. Oroville is also listed as a "cancer cluster" region, which has been connected to an incident at one facility called Koppers Incorporated. Pancreatic cancer has taken the lives of an alarming number of citizens in Oroville. The EPA as well as those responsible need to test the soils, animals, and water taking action to clean this region and make it safe for the future generations of families afflicted by the abuse of industry and their irresponsibility. Please sign and share if you feel it is time for action and the clean up of this historical city.

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