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In the first national study of dioxin levels in multiple mediums, the Environment Agency found generally average contamination levels, but also a few surprises, the agency said Friday.

The agency studied dioxin levels in seven mediums — air, incinerator dust, bodies of water (rivers and bays), groundwater, sea life, soil and sediment — at nearly 400 sites nationwide and found contamination levels mostly in line with prior studies.

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