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EPA Region 5 Chief Resigns, Cites Dispute Over Dow Dioxin Cleanup

9:25 AM MDT | May 20, 2008 | Kara Sissell

EPA Region 5 administrator Mary Gade has resigned under pressure from internal agency disputes involving oversight of Dow Chemical’s remediation plan for dioxin contamination near its Midland, MI facility, according to a recent article in the Chicago Tribune. Gade, a Bush administration appointee, quit in early May after being stripped of her powers and told to quit or be fired, the Tribune reports. Lawmakers say they will look into allegations that Gade’s departure was the result of political pressure. Senator Dick Durbin (D., IL) has written...

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