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E-M:/ Reminder: Town Hall Meetings in Midland & Saginaw This Week

Enviro-Mich message from "Robert McCann" <mccannr@michigan.gov>

Just a reminder that there are two Town Hall meetings this week in Midland & Saginaw to discuss the latest dioxin reponse efforts and other related topics.  Below is the press release with additional information.

Town Hall Meetings Planned to Discuss Dioxin Response Efforts

August 11, 2005

The Department of Environmental Quality and The Dow Chemical Company will be holding a series of public meetings to further discuss dioxin response efforts in the Midland, Saginaw, and Bay City areas. Officials from the DEQ and Dow will be available to provide updates on work being done in these areas, discuss further public involvement measures, and answer any questions from the public. DEQ Director Steven E. Chester will also provide an overview of the DEQ's new policy regarding the "facility" designation.

The meetings are open to the public and will be held as followed:

Wednesday, August 17
DoubleTree Hotel 1 Wenona Park Place
Bay City, MI

Wednesday, August 24
Holiday Inn 1500 W. Wackerly Street
Midland MI

Thursday, August 25
Horizons Conference Center
6200 State Street Saginaw, MI

The meetings will run from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., and staff from the DEQ and Dow will be available afterwards to have additional one-on-one discussions with the public.

Editor's note: DEQ news releases are available on the department's Internet home page at www.michigan.gov/deq.


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