OSAKA — Work began Tuesday to remove dioxin-tainted water and material from an incinerator blamed for the nation’s worst case of dioxin contamination.

The cleanup of the incineration facility at the Toyono Clean Center in the town of Nose, Osaka Prefecture, is being done in preparation for its scrapping. It will be the first such facility in the country to be dismantled due to high levels of dioxin contamination.

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