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Millions of tons of Camp fire debris needs to go somewhere — but no one wants it | National | heraldmailmedia.com

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Oroville resident and local environmental activist Bill Bynum. Through his work with the Butte Environmental Council, he’s raised concerns about the possible health effects of two large fires at the Koppers site, one in 1963 and another in 1987. According to the county, the fires may have caused an airborne release of dioxins. Those chemical compounds are known to cause cancer as well as reproductive and developmental problems.Bynum said the Koppers site should not be reopened for industrial use until the potential hazards are fully understood over time.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter