Dioxin found in soil in South Seattle neighborhood

A potentially carcinogenic chemical, Dioxin, has been found ain Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, a site that has already been found to have PCB contamination.

According to King 5 News, it is believed that Malarky Asphalt Company contaminated the soil before it closed.

Contaminations levels are 10, 20 and 30 times greater than acceptable government levels according to the report.

Dioxin is a term that refers to a family of compunds that are created through burning, chlorine bleaching and in manufacturing processes. Some dioxins are correlated with an increased likelihood of some cancers.

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