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Foot & Mouth Crisis: Day 69 - Animal pyre ban over health fears; F&M Cases Yesterday - 7, Total No of Outbreaks - 1,518.

Byline: GEOFFREY LAKEMAN

HEALTH experts yesterday banned a foot and mouth funeral pyre because it is too close to a town.

Environmental health inspectors were appalled to discover the bonfire of 300 carcasses was just one mile from Okehampton, Devon.

They feared creosote-covered sleepers used in the pyre would release cancer-causing dioxins, putting the market town's 7,000 population at risk.

Officers from West Devon Council told MAFF and the Army to halt the blaze at Pudson Farm.

The dead sheep and cattle have been transferred to a rendering plant in Liverpool.

A spokesman said: "We would have had to evacuate the town if the smoke had blown over."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 1, 2001
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