Dioxin Clean Up in Saginaw Bay Watershed

Dioxin

45 Years of Dow Chemical Dioxin Clean Up Dow DuPont is preparing to clean up the last section of the Tittabawassee River in mid-Michigan that has been contaminated with dioxin from past operation of a Dow Chemical plant in Midland Michigan. Dioxin pollution extends across the lower 24 miles of the Tittabawassee River, 22 miles … Read more

Saginaw Bay Pollution – Officially Polluted for 30 Years

Beach on Saginaw Bay During Low Water in 2016

The EPA and the State of Michigan designated the entire region as a potential environmental disaster. The deterioration and pollution were so bad that the label of “Area of Concern” was slapped on the Saginaw Bay in 1987 and has not been lifted for 30 years. We examine what has happened in that time.

Great Lakes Pollution – Saginaw Bay Muck is Poop

Sylva Beach

2017 marks 30 years since Michigan’s Saginaw Bay was deemed an Area of Concern. Outdated and failing septic tanks, overflow from Bay City and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations CAFOs. Experts confirmed local suspicions of what exactly is in the muck that has been appearing on beaches.