Icelandic authorities are currently working on extensive testing of soil that may have been contaminated by dioxin in connection with the waste burning station Funi outside Ísafjördur in the West Fjords, which has now been shut down.
Bonfire sites will also be tested for dioxin pollution. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
More than 60 samples have been taken across the country, many in the vicinity of waste burning stations, including the one near Ísafjördur, on Reykjanes peninsula and in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, ruv.is reports.
Other testing locations include those where New Year’s Eve bonfires have taken place, such as by Aegisída in Reykjavík. Dixon can reduce the growth and development of bird species. Results are expected in about one month.
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