DOW's Secret Data Collection Revealing
As the result of a formal informational request filed by DEQ/EPA, Dow Chemical turned over the results of their behind the scenes testing to the DEQ which promptly placed it on the DEQ web site. Gary Henry, TRW, did a great job of breaking down the information on the Tittabawassee floodplain sampling. A summary of Dow's sampling on the floodplain below the Dow plant site are as follows:
These results are consistent with Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 of sampling done by DEQ over the past three years. The conclusion has not changed. Dioxin is pervasive at high levels the entire length of the river. Dioxin will continue to move and be redistributed along this dynamic mobile river system. As it moves it will continue to be deposited and re-deposited in peoples' yards, homes, public parks and communities. Dioxin will continue to find its way into wildlife, fish and peoples' bodies. It will continue to migrate to the Saginaw River and to Lake Huron.
Michelle Hurd Riddick
Lone Tree Council