Lone Tree Council and TRW

Dioxin Update

October 1st , 2004 # 23


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Governor Granholm says no to $800,000 for Dow Study

Yesterday, the Governor vetoed Rep. Moolenaar's $800,000 gift of the taxpayers money to Dow Chemical to fund a bio-avialability study. We appreciate the Governor defending the integrity of the Clean Michigan Initiative and for her defense of the taxpayers. This study is already being done by Dow to garner site specific numbers higher than the state residential criteria of 90ppt. If Dow wants it let them pay for it!

Traverse City Record-Eagle - editorial


September 24, 2004

State must force Dow to start dioxin cleanup

To hear Dow Chemical Co. tell it, the whole thing is a conspiracy.
If so, it's growing.
A few months ago Republican state House members threatened to gut the state Department of Environmental Quality's budget because it set standards for dioxin exposure that Dow said were too high.


Bay City Times - editorial

Too early to include Bay County in secret dioxin deal-editorial

Thursday, September 30, 2004

The same poison that plagues the Tittabawassee River has come to roost in Bay County.


Detroit Free Press - editorial-

State must avoid unhealthy compromise on cleanup

October 1, 2004

Michigan needs to remain tough in its negotiations with Dow Chemical Co. over cleanup of old dioxin deposits downwind and downstream of Dow's Midland plant. Admittedly, this is scary stuff for residents in a company town, who see a threat to their livelihoods and property values.


Clean Watershed Campaign

Interested in signing up for the CLEAN WATERSHED CAMPAIGN? Just send this e-mail back to me with the words SIGN ME UP. If you requested a yard sign we will get them to you asap next week. Fourteen people responded in the past two days.................please, let's hear from you! For more information go to www.trwnews.net and click on the Clean Watershed or go http://cleanwatershed.blog-city.com/


Please contact Kathy Henry if you are interested in carpooling to Lansing on October 6th to attend the Michigan Supreme Court Arguments for on Medical Monitoring. info@trwnews.net  or 695-5348. Several people are going so please join the group.


Michelle Hurd Riddick

Lone Tree Council


Source: Lone Tree Council / TRW

For additional articles like this one, go to the Tittabawasse River Watch web site www.trwnews.net. for complete coverage of the Tittabawassee River Dow Chemical dioxin contamination saga.. The source organization's web site link is listed above. The Newspaper / Media page of our site contains an extensive archive of media articles dating back to January 2002. The Newspaper / Media page may be accessed by scrolling down to the bottom of the CONTENTS section and clicking on the Newspaper/Media link.