Dioxin2018, Krakow, Poland
In 2011 a ‘state of the art’ waste incinerator was built in Harlingen. In 2013 NGO ToxicoWatch found high concentration PCDD/Fs/ dl-PCBs in eggs of backyard chicken in the surroundings of the incinerator. In August 2015 a continuous sampling program of flue gases for dioxin monitoring was implemented, but in December 2017 the admission permit for this long-term sampling program was terminated by plant management (for unstated reasons), neglecting the wish of both the Dutch government and the concerned population to continue publicly controlled monitoring. The present research shows an ongoing underestimation of dioxins emissions.