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The Cabinet August 26 will take the nation’s first step to deal with highly toxic dioxin emissions, which are 10 times higher here than in the U.S. or Europe.

It is scheduled to adopt revised administrative ordinances for enforcing the Air Pollution Law and the Wastes Disposal and Public Cleaning Law, moves intended to curb high emissions of dioxin, an administrative vice ministerial meeting said August 25. It is hoped that the step will cut dioxin emissions by 90 percent within five years.

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