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Enviro-Mich message from Craig Harris <Craig.Harris@ssc.msu.edu>

below is an ap item from the end of march . . . does anyone know if epa
did submit the request, and if so, whether it was endorsed

>       DDT in MI's Pine River.  On Mar. 31, 1998, EPA officials are
scheduled to request a national review panel to endorse an estimated $30
million dredging program for MI's Pine River to remove tons of sediments
heavily contaminated with DDT.  DDT concentrations in Pine River fish
are reported to far exceed federal human health guidelines and be the
highest in the Great Lakes region, with DDT attributed to a operation of
a Velsicol Chemical Co. facility more than 25 years ago. [Assoc Press]

craig k harris
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