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Taiwan kills thousands of ducks after dioxin contamination

by 5m Editor
13 June 2005, at 12:00am

TAIWAN - Taiwan’s government says it is looking for the source of dioxin that’s forced the slaughtering of thousands of ducks and the destruction of one million eggs. The country’s Council of Agriculture says the toxic substance was first found last February in salted duck eggs being sold at a grocery store in central Taiwan. The council didn’t publicize the find at that time because it says it wanted to avoid creating a panic. The council also says that 20,000 ducks have been slaughtered and one million eggs have been destroyed since March. <i>Source: wkyc.com</i>

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