VT Says No To Plan To Dump Dioxins At Landfill

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The state of Vermont is rejecting a plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to dispose of 33-thousand tons of hazardous soil at a Moretown landfill.

The EPA had made arrangements to dispose of the Dioxin-laced waste taken from a Superfund hazardous waste site in Mansfield, Massachusetts at the Interstate Waste Services Landfill in Moretown.

The EPA considers the soil a hazardous "substance," but not hazardous "waste."

The Burlington Free Press says the state of Vermont disagrees with the EPA’s assessment and that the Moretown landfill is not certified to accept hazardous waste.

Dioxins are believed to cause cancer and other serious health problems in humans.

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