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E-M:/ The state of the Saginaw Bay

A Michigan State University scientist recently said that Saginaw Bay muck is a potential health hazard, because testing in the Thumb has found high levels of E. coli bacteria in the washup.  Krygier said the muck was as deep as 4 feet along the shore, and he and Coonan each got their tractors stuck in the beginning. An excavator came in handy to clear out the goop that was piled in mounds more than 6 feet high on Wednesday. 
This is the state of the Saginaw Bay/Lake Huron area.  All the while, Chamber of Commerce is trying to promote tourism in this area? 
And now legislatures want to eliminate the DEQ  to rely on George Bush's EPA?
But then again, how effective has DEQ been, given the gross state of our local Saginaw/Bay City/Midland watershed?
There was nothing mentioned about Dow Chemical's unprecedented dioxin contamination that has poisoned the fish and wildlife in this area, either.  It's not safe for Tittabawassee River property owners children to play in their yards, but is it okay for people to bathe in it?
Kathy Henry