"EPA Finds Dioxin Exposed At Superfund Site After Storm, Orders Tests"

"HOUSTON - Cancer-causing dioxins leached from a Superfund site along a Texas river during Hurricane Harvey flooding, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said, triggering calls on Friday for the toxic waste to be permanently moved.

The EPA ordered International Paper and Industrial Maintenance Corp, a subsidiary of Waste Management Inc, on Thursday to conduct testing to determine the extent of the leaching.

The EPA said in a statement that divers found dioxins in a sediment sample in excess of safe levels at one of 14 sites tested. Repairs were made to the damaged cap over the paper mill waste, it said. "

Bryan Sims reports for Reuters September 29, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 10/02/2017