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EPA Terminates Dow Midland Cleanup Talks

2:10 PM MST | January 14, 2008 | Kara Sissell

EPA has terminated negotiations with Dow Chemical that were aimed at developing a plan for cleaning up dioxins and furans from waterways near Dow’s Midland, MI facility. Dow and EPA have been discussing a plan for months, but a memo leaked recently to the press shows that some at EPA have objected to Dow’s efforts to control the cleanup negotiations (CW, Dec. 19/26, p. 27). Remediation dispute: Officials say Dow’s plan was insufficient. EPA Region 5 administrator Mary Gade says Dow’s clean up offer does not go far enough. The agency is...

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