Monday, July 22, 2013

EPA plans river cleanup
More than $4.5 million in work would take place to cap or remove dioxins from the Tittabawassee River south of The Dow Chemical Co.’s Michigan Operations site under a proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA will host a meeting Wednesday to gather input on the plan.
The EPA has recommended a number of actions for its second phase of a comprehensive cleanup of the river, which is polluted with dioxins and furans from historic practices at Dow. Segment 2 of the river is a 4-mile stretch starting just below the Dow’s plant. Going downriver, the EPA says there are distinct “Sediment Management Areas” and “Bank Management Areas” that need to be addressed.

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