Aug 29, 2015

dow_dioxin - EPA's Proposed Cleanup Plan for Tittabawassee River's Segment 3 is Available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, plans to clean up dioxin-contaminated sediment and riverbanks in Segment 3 of the Tittabawassee River. Segment 3 is a 4-mile stretch of the river starting about seven miles below where the Chippewa River meets the Tittabawassee River, downstream of the Dow Chemical Co. plant in Midland. Details and documents are available now by linking to our website at

EPA will hold a 45-day public comment period between Sept. 1 and Oct. 15. We will hold a formal public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the Tittabawassee Township Memorial Building, 150 Park St., Freeland.  EPA and MDEQ will carefully consider comments before finalizing the cleanup plan.