Monday, July 22, 2013

Environment council to host public forum on dioxin
OROVILLE — The Butte Environmental Council will conduct a public forum July 31 at Oroville library on options for testing dioxin and taking action. Beginning at 6 p.m., community leaders, agency staffs, faith and health care communities and those in local and county governments may help craft an action plan.
A short clip will be shown about waste incineration and dioxin from the new documentary "Trashed," as well as another short video featuring Linda Birnbaum, director of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, talking about the health impacts of dioxin.
BEC staff will talk about options for testing and action, and community members may discuss their priorities and concerns.
The library is at 1825 Mitchell Ave.
For information, call 538-7641 or visit

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