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Kedgley to address Dioxin meeting in New Plymouth

2 November 2006

Kedgley to address Dioxin meeting in New Plymouth

Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley will be addressing a meeting called in New Plymouth tonight to canvass the current state of the Government response to the community's exposure to dioxin from the Dow Chemical plant, and to create a fund to enable full and proper research into the health of the people most affected by the contamination.

Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia and National Party MP Dr. Jackie Blue will be among the other speakers.

"This meeting gives us a historic opportunity to press for comprehensive action at long last on this issue. Over the past few days, the Government and Health Ministry have been caught out once again trying to get away with merely a token response. By appointing a researcher already on the public record as lavishly praising the MoH report on the contamination, the Government cannot credibly claim to be confronting the serious concerns raised by the recent TV3 dioxin documentary. Now is the time to consult with those in the community most affected, and to get real action on their behalf," Ms Kedgley says.

What: Dioxin meeting, New Plymouth

When: 7pm, Thursday 2 November

Where: Plymouth International Hotel, cnr Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth


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