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E-M:/ "Dow-DEQ deal on verge of collapse" AP story

Enviro-Mich message from Mary Beth Doyle <marybeth@ecocenter.org>

                                        Dow-DEQ deal on verge of collapse

                                        December 20, 2002, 4:36 PM

                                        TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A 
proposed deal that
                                        would have allowed Dow 
Chemical Co. to avoid costly dioxin
                                        contamination cleanup chores 
at its Midland manufacturing
                                        site teetered on the brink of 
collapse Friday afternoon, a state
                                        official said.

                                        Officials with the Michigan 
Department of Environmental
                                        Quality removed crucial 
language beneficial to Dow from a
                                        proposed consent order, 
apparently dooming the heavily
                                        criticized deal.


Mary Beth Doyle, MPH
Environmental Health Project
Ecology Center
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