EPA to test Michigan water systems for dioxin amid dredging

07/16/2009 | MichiganMessenger.com

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to screen municipal water systems in Bay City, Saginaw and Midland, Mich., for dioxin next week in response to concerns that ongoing dredging of the Saginaw River could threaten water safety. Dredging began in May as a safety mechanism to prevent downstream migration of dioxin that has migrated into area waterways from a Dow Chemical complex in Midland.

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