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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2008

Contact:  Robert McCann
               (517) 241-7397

May 7 Community Meeting on Dow Corrective Action Work

The next quarterly Midland/Saginaw/Bay City (Tri-Cities) Dioxin
Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 7, at the Horizons
Conference Center, 6200 State Street, Saginaw.  The meeting is open to
the public and will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Staff from the DEQ,
Department of Community Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Dow, with their consultants, and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment
Trustees will be available one-half hour before the meeting and one-half
hour after the formal portion of the meeting at open house stations for
individual discussion with the public.  Maps and other handout materials
will be available for viewing and discussion.

Agenda items for the May 7 meeting include a summary of Dowâ??s 2007
sampling data for the middle Tittabawassee River, Saginaw River, and
Saginaw Bay; a brief  overview of the fish and wild game advisory
development process by the DCH; a summary of the U.S. EPAâ??s recent
residential assessment sampling activities; a summary of the interim
response activities that the DEQ is requiring Dow to conduct during the
2008 field season; and a brief mention of the Natural Resource Damage
Assessment Trusteesâ?? Assessment Plan.

Following the presentations, 45 minutes of the meeting are set aside
for questions and discussion.  After the formal portion of the meeting
ends at about 9:00 p.m., presenters and other agency and company
representatives will be available for one-half hour at a number of
stations for one on one discussion using an open house format.

The meeting agenda and related documents will be posted to the DEQ Web
site prior to the community meeting at http://www.michigan.gov/deqdioxin
and may be accessed by clicking on the â??DEQ/Dow Community
Involvementâ?? and â??Dow Off-site Corrective Actionâ?? Quick Links
in the right navigation column.  The next quarterly community meeting is
scheduled to be held on August 7, 2008.

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â??Protecting Michiganâ??s Environment, Ensuring Michiganâ??s
Futureâ??



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