Friday, October 27, 2006

Midland residential properties will NOT be labeled

no matter what the results of dioxin testing. Read why in this article from Midland Daily News October 24... Dioxin testing in Midland begins; city participating. Testing will be done in such a fashion that individual homes can not be identified.

Well la-de-dah!!!! It certainly didn't bother the powers that be at MDEQ when they decided to label our backyards along the Tittabawassee River floodplain as 'facilities' of The Dow Chemical Company! Of course the difference lies in the fact that a few individuals along the floodplain joined up with the Lonetree Gang to go after 'the big money' from Dow Chemical.

I recently noticed another letter in The Saginaw News from Kathy Henry. She just loves having her home called a facility! She said so in her letter. Weird, huh? Why was she complaining this time? ...because the Tittabawassee Township board decided to send another letter to Ms. Granholm requesting she remove the label from our backyards.

Granholm didn't listen to us when we asked her to sign the first bill approved by the Michigan House and Senate to remove the label 'facility.' She met with Lonetree Council but wouldn't even listen to the real residents here at Tittabawassee River Voice.

As much as the Henrys complain about not being able to sell their home - supposedly because of 'dioxin contamination', they are the reason DEQ gave us the label! I guess they're running scared right now because they're afraid they might not hit the big money jackpot from Dow. I heard they wouldn't sell it even when they received an offer to buy!

Folks, help us out with this mess. Scientists at all levels - local, national and international, recognize the fact that historical dioxin in the soil is not significantly affecting anybody's health. Jenny Granholm wouldn't listen to real, long term residents to the facts. She only let environmental extremists pull her strings and she vetoed the bill.

Vote for Dick DeVos and get Granholm out of office before she ruins the entire state!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Mark Your Calendars for the Next DEQ/Dow Meeting...

The following was sent to attendees of the last MDEQ/Dow Dioxin Community meeting...

Subject: Date Correction Notice
November 8 DEQ/Dow Tri-Cities Dioxin Community Meeting
From: Cheryl Howe
Date 10/10/2006 6:20 PM

Please be advised that an error was made in the press release, agenda, and transcript for the August 9, 2006, Midland/Saginaw/Bay City (Tri-Cities) Dioxin Community Meeting regarding the date for the next quarterly meeting.

The Department of Environmental Quality and The Dow Chemical Company will host the next Tri-Cities Dioxin Community Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at the Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State Street, Saginaw (rather than on November 9, 2006, as was erroneously announced in the documents listed above). The DEQ, Dow, and Dow contractor staff will be available a half hour before and after the meeting for questions and discussion.

A press release and agenda will be available prior to the November 8 meeting.

Please share this notice with others who might be interested in attending this meeting or forward their e-mail addresses to me for inclusion on the distribution list. If you should have any questions, please contact me