Environmental Protection Agency releases new proposal for river clean up

DSC_4630The Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comment on their latest plan to reduce dioxin contamination in the Tittabawasee river.

Periodic leaks from the Dow Chemical Plant in Midland put dioxins into the Tittabawasee and Saginaw rivers.

Dianne Russell is with the Environmental Protection Agency. She said the latest phase of the clean up project on the Tittabawasse will keep contaminated soil from getting into the river.

“We’re estimating a range from about 5.2 to 6 million for what we’re proposing on these two segments of the river.”

Russell said the Dow Chemical Company will foot the bill for the project.

A public meeting is scheduled October 19th at the Saginaw Arrowhead Elementary School. And public comment is being accepted until November 6th. Email your comments to russell.diane@epa.gov