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E-M:/ Dow may be source of "mystery spill" to St. Clair River

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


Testing of Dow spill continues
Officials hope to determine origin, type of substance found in river

Times Herald

SARNIA -- Investigators are trying to determine what substance 
sensors detected in a possible St. Clair River spill at Dow 
Chemical's plant Monday morning.


The spill comes more than two weeks after Imperial Oil in Ontario's 
St. Clair Township dumped 42,000 gallons of toxic chemical solvents 
into the St. Clair River. More than a dozen water plants shut down 
after that spill. No one was sickened, authorities said.

And a related story in the Toronto Star:
18 February. Nobody owns up to mystery spill. On Monday, Dow 
Chemical's sensors reported dangerously high levels of ethylene 
oxide, a toxic chemical, which triggered warnings that closed 
municipal water intakes at Wallaceburg, Walpole Island and across the 
river, in U.S. communities from Port Huron to Algonac. Toronto Star , 

Mary Beth Doyle, MPH
Environmental Health Project
Ecology Center
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor MI 48104

734-663-2400 ext 108
734-663-2414 (fax)


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