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The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (NACEC) released a study showing the dioxin emissions from point sources in Mexico, the United States and Canada is contaminating food and the environment in the Canadian Arctic. They identified the incinerator operated by Xcel Energy in Red Wing, Minnesota as one of the major sources of this contamination.

"According to EPA's draft dioxin reassessment, most people already have nearly the amount of dioxin in their bodies that causes health problems in lab animals, people have already passed that threshold. For that this reason, we have to stop burning our trash and develop other policies to prevent additional dioxin pollution" says IATPs Jackie Hunt Christensen.