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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2006

Contact:  Robert McCann
               (517) 241-7397

May 10 Community Meeting to Focus on Review of Dow Remedial Investigation Work Plans and Sampling Plans for Summer

The Department of Environmental Quality and The Dow Chemical Company will be holding the next quarterly Midland/Saginaw/Bay City (Tri-Cities) Dioxin Community Meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the Horizon's Conference Center, 6200 State Street, Saginaw.  The meeting is open to the public and will run from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Staff from the DEQ, Department of Community Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Dow, and their consultants, will be available one-half hour before and after the meeting for individual discussion with the public.

The meeting topics will include the following:

*  Discussion of the DEQ's Notices of Deficiency transmitting review comments on Dow's work plans to conduct Remedial Investigations of contamination in Midland area soils and the Tittabawassee River and floodplain.

*  Overview of revised work plans proposed by Dow to conduct sampling of Midland area soils and the upper Tittabawassee River and floodplain during summer 2006.  These documents will be posted to the DEQ Web site prior to the Community Meeting.

*  Update on Priority 1 flood response and Priority 2 interim response activities.

*  Time for questions and discussion of these and other topics.

The meeting agenda, work plans, review comments, and information on where copies of the documents to be discussed during the meeting can be reviewed locally are available at http://www.michigan.gov/deqdioxin by clicking on the "DEQ/Dow Community Involvement" and "Dow Off-site Corrective Action" Quick Links.

Additional 2006 quarterly Community Meetings are scheduled to be held on August 9 and November 8.

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