New Brief in Dioxin
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supplemental brief has been filed in the dioxin contamination
lawsuit against Dow Chemical.
for the Tittabawassee River residents seeking class action
status in the case filed the brief on Friday. The new filing
relates to testing conducted by the Midland chemical company in
the floodplain area late last year as well as information on
other property damage contamination class action lawsuits. The
study results released early this summer and showed levels ten
to 80 times the state threshold for dioxin on residential
property in some areas. The Department of Environmental Quality
has stated that the results might not be reliable because the
sampling was conducted beyond their oversight.
attorneys could respond the brief. Its not known at this time if
the new filing will hold back the start of the class
certification hearing in Saginaw County Circuit Court on
September 15th. About 170 Tittabawassee River residents are
seeking to represent over 2,000 property owners in the suit
against Dow Chemical.
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