[Date Prev][Date Next][Date Index]

E-M:/ Dioxin levels in Saginaw worry residents - Saginaw News

Enviro-Mich message from Tracey Easthope <tracey@ecocenter.org>

More coverage of the emerging dioxin mess in Saginaw/Midland.
Dow suggests other sources are to blame, but common sense
suggests otherwise.


Saginaw News

Dioxin issue stirs concern

Tuesday, March 19, 2002


Kathy Henry is afraid of the soil in her yard.

Fearing high dioxin levels, the Tittabawassee Township woman plans to
wear a mask this summer when she mows near her Midland Road home 
along the Tittabawassee River.

"I mow the lawn when it's dry and dusty," she said. "I'm concerned.
I'd like to see soil samples taken."

Henry and her husband, Gary, attended a community meeting Monday
after learning state officials found dioxin contamination 80 times 
higher than the state's
toxic cleanup standard in Saginaw's Green Point area where the 
Saginaw and Tittabawassee rivers join.

"Love Canal comes to mind," Gary Henry asked at the meeting,
referring to the heavily contaminated western New York waterway that 
caused numerous health problems and forced the evacuation of nearby 
residents in the late 1970s and early 1980s.


ENVIRO-MICH:  Internet List and Forum for Michigan Environmental
and Conservation Issues and Michigan-based Citizen Action.   Archives at

Postings to:  enviro-mich@great-lakes.net      For info, send email to
majordomo@great-lakes.net  with a one-line message body of  "info enviro-mich"