New Brief in Dioxin Case
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Filed: 09/07/2005 09:00AM

A new supplemental brief has been filed in the dioxin contamination lawsuit against Dow Chemical.

Attorneys 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.

Dow's 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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