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Re: E-M:/ High dioxin levels in homes

"One sample of household dust had dioxin levels of 3,000 parts per trillion, three times more than the federal cleanup standard. Levels in the yards were as high as 23,000 parts per trillion and averaged 2,000 parts per trillion".
(Michigan 'safe" residential contact, again, is 90 ppt.)
"Some of the homes involved were part of the previous scouring efforts, said Robert McCann, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. "That obviously wasn't enough to take care of the problem."
I'd sure like to know when this state is going to grow some balls to actually protect it's residents and the Great Lakes.
Kathy Henry

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Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 7:40 PM
Subject: E-M:/ High dioxin levels in homes


Dow Chemical ordered to clean up area in Michigan near its headquarters

High levels of dioxin found

Federal officials Wednesday ordered Dow Chemical to clean up high levels of dioxin recently discovered in homes and yards in a Saginaw, Mich., neighborhood downstream from the company's world headquarters.
The new order is a result of aggressive action taken against Dow by the EPA's former top official in the Midwest, Mary Gade, who told the Tribune last month that the Bush administration forced her out as head of the agency's Chicago-based office over heated disputes between the chemical company and environmental regulators.
Michelle Hurd Riddick
2421 Kipling
Saginaw, MI 48602

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