Smuggled Fuel May Be Behind Irish Dioxin Scare

Irish police are said to be investigating the theory that smuggled fuel may be behind the recent dioxin scare that led to a massive worldwide recall of potentially contaminated Irish pork products.

One theory is that the fuel, thought to have originated from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, was of a contraband type that is converted from agricultural green diesel to red diesel. The conversion process produces dioxins as a by-product.

A second hypothesis is that the fuel was legitimately sourced but contaminated after being transported in a tanker that contained dioxins.

Irish police said that there was no suggestion the firm behind the incident, Millstream Recycling based in Co Carlow, had undertaken any illegal activity.