Dow Charged $1.8M For Dioxin Cleanup Expenses

Law360, New York (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly billed Dow Chemical Co. $1.8 million for the time it is spending to develop a plan to clean up dioxin contamination from a plant in Michigan.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that a 72-page document dated Nov. 7, 2008, itemizes the EPA staff time Dow is being charged for, including payroll costs, travel expenses and contractor payments.

The case involves dioxin contamination in Michigan’s Tittabawassee River that begins upstream of Dow's Midland, Mich., plant and may extend downstream to...
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