Dow, EPA Launch Emergency Hot Spot Cleanup

Law360, New York (November 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Days after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency warned Dow Chemical Co. that it may have committed violations that could expose the public to hazardous air pollution, the company has begun preliminary emergency removal activities with federal and state authorities at a previously unknown dioxin hot spot on the Saginaw River in Michigan.

Late Friday, Dow notified the EPA and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality of preliminary, unvalidated results of over 1.6 million parts per trillion of dioxin in one sample of sediment taken from the...
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