Superfund Site:

TITTABAWASSEE RIVER, SAGINAW RIVER & BAY
MIDLAND, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Diane Russell
(989) 395-3493

Remedial Project Manager
Mary Logan
(312) 886-4699

Site Location

Street Address:
DOW DAM TO SAGINAW RIVER
MIDLAND, MI 48640

Background

The Dow Chemical Company facility in Midland, Michigan, began operating in 1897. The 1,900-acre facility abuts the Tittabawassee River; most of the plant is located on the east side of the river and south of the city of Midland. At various times, the Midland Plant produced over 1,000 different organic and inorganic chemicals. Dioxins and furans were byproducts formed during the manufacture of chlorine-based products, including chlorophenolic compounds manufactured at the plant since the 1930s. Elevated dioxin levels in and along the Tittabawassee River and downstream appear to be primarily attributable to liquid wastes that were discharged in the past ...
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