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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)

Community Involvement Assistant
Mary Breeden (breeden.mary@epa.gov)

Chicago Office

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


(where to view written records)

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

Public Meeting

EPA will hold a public meeting to explain its recommended cleanup plan for Segment 3 of the Tittabawassee River and answer your questions. We will also accept oral and written comments at the meeting.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at 6:30pm
Tittabawassee Township Memorial Building
150 Park Street, Freeland

EPA wants your comments on our proposed cleanup plan for Segment 3 of the Tittabawassee River. Your thoughts and opinions help us to determine the final cleanup plan. Based on your comments and information provided to EPA, the Agency may revise the selected cleanup plan or pick another option.

During the public meeting, EPA will explain the recommended cleanup plan. After the presentation, you may ask questions and provide your written or spoken comments about what you've heard.

The public comment period will be 45 days starting Sept. 1 through Oct. 15, 2015.



EPA is proposing a plan to clean up dioxin-contaminated sediment and riverbanks in Segment 3 of the Tittabawassee River. Segment 3 is a 4-mile stretch of the river starting about seven miles below where the Chippewa River meets the Tittabawassee River, downstream of the Dow Co. plant in Midland. Find out more about the plan by reading the Segment 3 proposed plan fact sheet, response proposal and proposed plan tables and figures.

Updates: 2009 to present



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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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