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Enviro-Mich message from "Dave Dempsey" <davemec@voyager.net>
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DEQ has released new dioxin data from the Midland-to-Saginaw area on the
Tittabawassee River showing a major problem. Nothing in today's press
release, however, discusses how people who live in the contaminated
floodplain will be treated and protected.

http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3308-48206--,00.html

Contact:  Patricia Spitzley (517) 241-7397
Andrew Hogarth (517) 373-9838
Agency:  Environmental Quality

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State Releases Dioxin Results from Tittabawassee River Flood Plain Soil
Sampling
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August 26, 2002

Preliminary Phase II sampling results from an ongoing environmental
assessment initiative identifying dioxin in the Tittabawassee/Saginaw River
flood plain soils were released today by the Department of Environmental
Quality.

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Elevated dioxin concentrations were identified at all sample locations
within the Tittabawassee Riverís estimated 100-year flood plain at sample
locations downstream of Midland.

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Eggs from chickens that free range on flood plain soil exhibit elevated
concentrations of dioxin and should not be consumed. The food products from
other animals raised on the flood plain might also be affected.










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