EPA taking comment on river cleanup near Dow plant
12:07 PM, Aug. 19, 2011 ASSOCIATED PRESS
Federal regulators are seeking public reaction to a $5.75 million cleanup
plan for six locations in the Tittabawassee River polluted by a Dow Chemical Co.
plant in Midland.
The Midland Daily News reports that the Environmental Protection Agency will accept public comments through August.
The targeted areas are contaminated with a variety of chemicals. They are in a highly industrial segment of the river with no green space or houses. EPA is proposing several cleanup methods in different places, including placing clean material over polluted sediments, installing containment systems and dredging.
EPA project manager Mary Logan says the contamination is believed to have occurred long ago and Dow now has systems in place to prevent additional pollution.
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