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Irwin Praises New Rules On Dioxane In Michigan

Mar 16, 2016

Michigan State Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor)
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State Representative Jeff Irwin is praising a new rule that changes the acceptable levels allowed of dioxane in Michigan.  

The Department of Environmental Quality is proposing tougher cleanup rules for Dioxane and hundreds of other pollutants.

The proposal would limit the acceptable levels  in drinking water to 7.2 parts per billion. That's significantly lower than Michigan's current requirements. Irwin says this proposal is a more protective standard and helps make the case for continued cleanup of a dioxane plume in Ann Arbor. 

State and local officials will be present at an Ann Arbor town hall meeting on April 18th to update residents about the dioxane cleanup plan.

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— Amanda LeClaire is an assignment reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact her at 734.487.3363 or email her aleclair@emich.edu