The purpose of this Action Memorandum is to document the determination of an imminent and substantial threat to public health and the environment at the “Reach O,” area of contamination within the Tittabawassee River Dioxin Spill Site, (also referred to as the “Site” or the “Tittabawassee River Site”). The Site, which is located in Midland County, Michigan, was contaminated with dioxin and furans, primarily as the result of historic wastewater discharge practices associated with The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) Plant.
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The Site known as “Reach O of the Tittabawassee River Superfund Site,” is an approximately 1,300 foot-long point bar extending approximately 50 to 100 feet into the Tittabawassee River and situated parallel to the northeast bank of the Tittabawassee River, approximately 6.1 miles downstream of the confluence of the Chippewa and Tittabawassee Rivers and located within, or immediately adjacent to, the Dow Chemical Company property located to the south of North Saginaw Road and to the west of North Orr Road, in Midland County, Michigan.
The geographical coordinates for Reach O are longitude 84° 10’ 16.9” West and latitude 43° 33’ 8.4” North.