Thursday, December 07, 2006

DIOXIN: New Legislation Makes Its Way to Michigan Senate

The Midland Daily News reporter Kathie Marchlewski has been staying on top of new dioxin legislation as it has moved through the Michigan House and Senate. The bill passed the house unanimously last summer and cleared the Senate's Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs committee today. Midland folks involved in the class action lawsuit against Dow Chemical take notice.

A change was made to the bill as it passed through committee. The change allows the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality more flexibility in information used to calculate its dioxin contamination cleanup criteria.

There's a ton of information on the Tittawabassee River dioxin contamination downstream from Dow - which has affected thousands of folks in the Midland area - available on the Ecology Center's website:

The Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality has a site devoted to the issue called the Midland/Tittabawassee River Dioxin Information Page. Get educated, get informed, get active!


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