"Ann Arbor Calls On DEQ To Tighten Standards for Dioxane Cleanup"

"Fearing the city's primary drinking water source could be at risk of contamination in the years ahead, Ann Arbor officials took action Tuesday night to send a message to the state."

"By a 9-0 vote, the City Council approved a resolution that urges the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to use the best science available about 1,4-dioxane to set stricter cleanup criteria for the cancerous pollutant found in the groundwater on the city's west side.

'It is way overdue that the DEQ do something,' said Mayor John Hieftje, who joined Council Members Sabra Briere and Chuck Warpehoski in sponsoring the resolution.

Based on a toxicological review from 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now thinks dioxane is even more cancerous than previously believed."

Ryan J. Stanton reports for Michigan Live September 4, 2013.

Source: Michigan Live, 09/05/2013