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Tittabawassee River / Saginaw River / Saginaw Bay Cleanup

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  • Bay City, Carrollton, Essexville, Freeland, Midland, Saginaw, Shields and Zilwaukee, MI (Bay, Midland and Saginaw Counties)
  • EPA ID# MID980994354
  • Superfund Alternative Site Fact Sheet
  • Alias(es): N/A
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MI DEQ Midland Area Soils Corrective Action Exit EPA Disclaimer

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Saginaw Field Office

804 S. Hamilton St., Suite 3
Saginaw, MI 48602

Community Involvement Coordinator
Diane Russell (russell.diane@epa.gov)
989-401-5507

Community Involvement Assistant
Mary Breeden (breeden.mary@epa.gov)
989-401-5509

Chicago Office

Community Involvement Coordinator
Susan Pastor (pastor.susan@epa.gov)
312-353-1325 or 800-621-8431, ext. 31325

Remedial Project Manager
Mary Logan (logan.mary@epa.gov)
312-886-4699 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64699

Repositories

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Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library
500 Center Ave.
Bay City, MI

Grace A Dow Memorial Library
1710 W. St. Andrews St.
Midland, MI

Hoyt Main Library
505 Janes Ave.
Saginaw, MI

Off-site dioxin contamination from the Dow Chemical facility in Midland, Michigan extends over 50 miles downstream through the Tittabawassee and Saginaw Rivers and into Saginaw Bay, which is part of Lake Huron. EPA, working with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, is directing Dow’s investigation and cleanup of the river. The Tittabawassee River has been divided into seven segments ranging from three to five miles each. Work is being done in stages from upstream to downstream, segment-by-segment. Segment 1, a 3-mile stretch next to Dow’s Midland plant, is the most upstream segment. Cleanup of Segment 1 started in 2012 and is expected to be complete in 2013.

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Historical influences on the Tittabawassee River (17:00) Exit EPA Disclaimer
This video demonstrates how natural processes and historical practices have led to the current distribution of contaminants within the Tittabawassee River and its floodplain, and how people or animals may be exposed to these contaminants. It was produced by Dow Chemical at the request of EPA and was completed in 2013.

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