Friday, October 30, 2009

MDEQ and EPA - November 5...

Our notice from Cheryl Howe, Environmental Engineering Specialist, MDEQ:

REMINDER - EPA/DEQ Meetings at Saginaw Valley State University on November 5, 2009

From 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2009, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public availability session at Saginaw Valley State University, Curtiss Hall, Banquet Room C, 7400 Bay Road, Saginaw, to provide an update on The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) corrective action work that has been ongoing over the summer and fall.

This will immediately precede the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (U.S. EPA) 7:00 p.m. public meeting in Curtiss Hall, Banquet Rooms A&B, about the proposed settlement negotiated with Dow by the U.S. EPA and DEQ for cleanup of the Tittabawassee River and Saginaw River and Bay. Topics for the DEQ public availability session will include:
· Reach B and Reach D Sediment Cleanup and Capping
· Historic Outfall Investigation (H-12)
· Bank Stabilization Pilot Projects
· Update on the City of Midland Soil Investigation Process

There will be a short presentation on each of the four topics followed by some time to ask questions. DEQ staff will be available to answer questions on other issues at the end of the public availability session, if time permits, and after the U.S. EPA meeting.

The DEQ/Dow Community Involvement Web page can be viewed at:

A Fact Sheet containing additional information regarding the U.S. EPA’s public meeting and the Proposed Settlement for the Tittabawassee River and Saginaw River and Bay Cleanup is available at:

The proposed settlement documents are available at:

Please share this notice with others who might be interested in attending these meetings. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact me.

Cheryl Howe
Environmental Engineering Specialist
Hazardous Waste Section
DEQ Waste and Hazardous Materials Division

Friday, October 23, 2009

Factoid #13 from We The People of Mid-Michigan

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