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Michigan Residents Discuss Delays to Address Dioxin Pollution

The State of Michigan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Dow Chemical, are negotiating an agreement to clean up dioxin pollution in towns, two rivers, and Lake Huron. The pollution is largely from a Dow chemical plant in Midland, Mich. The government worries the pollution poses a risk of cancer and other health problems, and it's been found in fish, on property and in the blood of some people there. Residents are asking why it's taken so long to get cleaned up. In the second part of a series on Dow and dioxin, the Environment Report's Shawn Allee went looking for an answer.

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