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E-M:/ Dioxin in the Saginaw News



Below is the Saginaw News editorial admonishing Dow and DEQ to move cautiously with the cleanup of the Tittabawassee River. (After 30 years I didn't think it could move any slower). DEQ and Dow have said they will address the recently found hot spots in excess of 83,000ppt in sediments and 87,000ppt on the banks. The SN suggests removing would only cause sediments to migrate further down river.........this after 30 years of the Tittabawasee and Saginaw Rivers depositing dioxin laden sediments to Lake Huron.
 
Below the editorial link is Dave Dempsey's commentary and link in response to the Saginaw News.
 
Michelle Hurd Riddick
Lone Tree Council
 
 
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Saginaw New Editorial

Dioxin hot spots:Do no more harm
DIOXIN HOT SPOTS BURIED in the riverbed of the Tittabawassee River in Midland have prompted the state Department of Environmental Quality and Dow Chemical Co. to talk about starting a cleanup effort by the end of this month.
http://www.mlive.com/news/sanews/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1169130105249390.xml&coll=9

 

Dioxin's harm already done

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Dave Dempsey 

Editor, The News:

The Jan. 18 editorial on dioxin contamination in the Tittabawasee River says "first, do no harm," and essentially recommends further study and inaction on these highly toxic materials.

http://www.mlive.com/columns/sanews/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1169562013185200.xml&coll=9