Dioxin cleanup in Saginaw wrapping up
12/19/2007
Midland Daily News

Cleanup at a dioxin-contaminated site on the Saginaw River near Saginaw's Wickes Park is almost done.

John Musser, spokesman for The Dow Chemical Co., said the company is completing final sampling to ensure it has finished the work.

The site was located during the company's testing of local waterways downriver from its Michigan Operations site in Midland, which is an historic source of dioxin contamination.

One sample at the Wickes Park site was found to have 1.6 million parts per trillion of dioxin, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stated might be the highest level ever found in the United States.

Musser said additional tests did not duplicate the high level, which he said could have been caused by a nugget in the sample.
 


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