Dow dioxin tests upset state
It's an issue of trust, government scientists say
June 3, 2005
BY HUGH McDIARMID JR.
Dow Chemical Co. conducted secret dioxin studies in violation of their operating license, say state and federal regulators -- a blow to trust between the company and officials negotiating Dow's plan to clean up the pollutant.
Assailing Dow for conducting studies that will create a better cleanup plan is counterproductive, said Musser: "No good deed goes unpunished," he said
Mr. Musser is Dow's artful dodger. Yes, Dow is suppose to investigate and characterize the contamination BUT in accordance with a DEQ approved work plan as required by Dow's license. Let's see if there is a price to be paid by Dow Chemical for violating their license, lying to the state and once again acting as an autonomous self regulated entity.
Michelle Hurd Riddick
Lone Tree Council