Diane Hebert papers: 1950-2009 (bulk 1970-2000)
Summary Information
Title: Diane Hebert papers
Creator: Hebert, Diane.
Inclusive dates: 1950-2009
Bulk dates: 1970-2000
Extent: 8 linear feet
Abstract:
Diane Hebert is an environmentalist and environmental activist living in Midland, Michigan. Since the 1970s, Hebert has been investigating the emissions produced by the Dow Chemical Company and the dangers of human exposure to a group of chemicals called dioxins. The Diane Hebert papers include correspondence, meeting agenda and notes, and research material related to Hebert's involvement in environmental activism, as well as various publications and reports related to Dow, and the link between health and the environment.
Call number: 2017033 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Finding aid created by Julia Teran in August 2017.

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Acquisition Information:

Donated by Diane Hebert (donor no. 11399) in December 2015.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Diane Hebert papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 3 series: Environmental Activism, Collected Publications, and Collected Reports. The Environmental Activism series is further arranged into 3 subseries: Correspondence, Meetings, and Research.


Biography

Diane Hebert was born in 1946 in Flint, Mich. After graduating from Northern High School in 1964, Hebert worked as a flight attendant for Trans-Michigan Airlines beginning in the late 1960s. She later married Donald Hebert, a corporate pilot. The family moved to Midland, Mich. in 1977.

In 1978, Hebert became concerned after seeing media accounts warning that toxic chemicals, called dioxins, could be transferred from mother to child through breast milk, so she began to research the issue. She joined the Lone Tree Council, an environmental organization founded in 1978 by the citizens of Bay City, Mich., and began investigating the Dow Chemical Company in order to reveal the dangers of human exposure to dioxins, waste byproducts of chlorine manufacturing and incineration. Dioxins were created by the incinerator that burned Dow's hazardous waste, and were then pumped into the Tittabawassee River flowing along the factory's southern border. As a result of their research, Hebert and her fellow environmentalists became aware of many reports of cancers and birth defects from people that lived near Dow's landfills and chemical injection wells. They believed that exposure to these dioxins through contaminated fish, soil, and air, were causing illnesses among the people of Midland. In 1982, a local group called the Environmental Congress of Mid-Michigan (ECOM) was formed. Hebert served as an ECOM director.

In 1983, Midland became the center of a national controversy following a report that the Dow Chemical Company had edited an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on dioxins. A group of Michigan environmentalists held a press conference in Washington D.C. to call for a full-field investigation of Dow practices. While Hebert did not attend the Washington press conference, she gave dozens of interviews. These events helped bring national attention to the dioxins issue in Midland, Michigan.

Throughout the 1980s, Hebert continued to give interviews and collect evidence of the link between environmental contamination and health problems in Midland. She also started working with numerous other environmental organizations, including Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination (CACC), Greenpeace, where she served as Toxics Coordinator, and a number of Washington-based environmental groups, including the Environmental Action Foundation, the Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Through her work, she also constantly engaged with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), as well as EPA employees and officials.

One of the greatest successes that Hebert and her fellow environmentalists achieved, through persistence and media attention, was getting Dow's old brine and chemical injection system shut down in the mid-1980s. Hebert did dozens of interviews to prove that the system was responsible for contaminated wells and farmland.

By the early 2000s, through her research and communications with the Dow Chemical Company, various elected officials, the media, and environmental activists, Hebert came to be at the forefront of the issue regarding the presence of dioxins in Midland. A longtime resident of Midland, in which over 6,000 people are employed by Dow, Hebert was often harshly criticized by her neighbors for her environmental activism, especially since the City of Midland rejected all information that condemned Dow. Nevertheless, she continued her tireless efforts to reveal the dangers of dioxins-exposure and the link between dioxins and Dow. Hebert continues to be a faithful monitor of the emissions produced by the Dow Chemical Company.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Diane Hebert papers comprise 8 linear feet of materials, spanning the years 1950 to 2009, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1970 to 2000. The papers include correspondence, meeting agenda and notes, and research related to Hebert's involvement in environmental activism, as well as collected publications and reports related to Dow, and the link between health and the environment.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Chemical industry -- Michigan -- Midland.
  • Dioxins.
  • Environmental protection -- Michigan -- Midland.
  • Environmentalism -- Michigan.
  • Midland (Mich.)
  • Water quality -- Michigan -- Midland.
  • Hebert, Diane.
  • Dow Chemical Company.
  • Greenpeace International.
  • Michigan. Department of Environmental Quality.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Environmental Activism [series]

The Environmental Activism series, 1950-2006 (2.2 linear feet), is further divided into three subseries: Correspondence, Meetings, and Research.

 
Correspondence [subseries]

The Correspondence subseries, 1983-2005 (0.2 linear feet), is arranged chronologically, and consists of letters and emails between Diane Hebert and other environmental activists, the Dow Chemical Company, and elected officials, including former United States Representative, Dave Camp.

Box   1  
1983-1986
Box   1  
1993-1995
Box   1  
1996-1999
Box   1  
2000-2001
Box   1  
2002-2005
 
Meetings [subseries]

The Meetings subseries, 1983-2005 (0.6 linear feet), consists of materials from the various organizational meetings that Diane Hebert attended, or was invited to attend, including the Backyard Eco Conference, the Stop Dioxin Exposure Campaign, the First Citizens' Conference on Dioxin, and the Lone Tree Council.

Box   1  
Agriculture and Natural Resources Week, Program Guide - Michigan State University 1998
Box   1  
Backyard Eco Conference 1995-2004
Box   1  
Center for Health, Environment, and Justice - Stop Dioxin Exposure Campaign 2002
Box   1  
Chlorinated Dioxins Work Group - Meeting Summary 1985
Box   1  
Clean Water Week Agenda 1996
Box   1  
Community Advisory Panel Meeting Materials 1998-2003
Box   1  
Compiled Notes Summaries - Dioxin Community Focus Group Meetings for Tittabawassee, Midland, Saginaw, and Bay City 2005
Box   1  
Department of Environmental Quality - Public Meeting Agenda 2003
Box   1  
Dioxin Public Health Initiatives and Information - Public Meeting Agenda 2003
Box   1  
Dioxin Reassessment Update - EPA Regional Waste Combustion Permit Writers Workgroup Meeting 1993
Box   1  
Dow Chemical Company - Annual Meeting of Stockholders 1996-2003
Box   1  
Dow Chemical Company - Public Information Meeting 2002
Box   1  
Dow/PIRGIM Meeting Summary 2005
Box   1  
Endocrine Disrupter Screening and Testing Advisory Committee 1997
Box   1  
Environmental Initiatives Tittabawassee and Saginaw River Flood Plains and Saginaw Bay - Public Meeting Agenda 2003
Box   1  
Environmental Operations Dioxins Awareness Program 2003
Box   1  
First Citizens' Conference on Dioxin - Proceedings 1992
Box   1  
First Citizens' Conference on Dioxin - Transcripts 1992
Box   1  
Great Lakes Human Health Effects Research Program - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, undated
Box   1  
Healthcare Without Harm - The Campaign for Environmentally Responsible Healthcare 1998
Box   1  
INFACT Corporate Expose: The 1997 People's Annual Report, Nationwide Release Day Organizing Kit 1997
Box   1  
Lone Tree Council Agenda 1996-2001
Box   1  
Michigan Environmental Education Association - 18th Annual Conference 1985
Box   1  
Michigan Toxic Dumpsites Conference, undated
Box   1  
Midland Community Meeting on Dioxin - Questions for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, undated
Box   1  
Midland Community Panel Briefing on Dioxin 2001
Box   1  
MIT Chlorine Conference - Educating Corporations: Transforming the Way Companies Think About the Environment 1996
Box   1  
Observations on Dow Community Advisory Panel Meeting 1993
Box   1  
Public Health Risks of the Dioxins - New York City Symposium Proceedings 1983
Box   1  
Rethinking the Corporation/Rethinking the Democracy: Agenda 1995
Box   1  
RFI Review Meeting - PIRGIM/Dow 1999
Box   1  
Second Citizens' Conference on Dioxin: A Training Program and Times Beach Reunion 1994
Box   1  
State of Michigan - Toxic Substance Control Commission, Meeting Minutes 1985
Box   1  
Sustainable America Organizing Meeting 1995
Box   1  
Time for Action: The 3rd Citizen's Conference on Dioxin and Other Synthetic Hormone Disruptors 1996
Box   1  
Two Superfund Environmental Justice Case Studies - Air and Waste Management Association's 90th Annual Meeting and Exhibition 1997
Box   1  
Using Your Right-to-Know 1987
Box   1  
Waste Reduction and Energy Efficiency Workshop 1995
 
Research [subseries]

The Research subseries, 1950-2006 (1.4 linear feet), is composed of materials relating to the research that Diane Hebert conducted on various topics associated with health and the environment through her efforts as an environmental activist. The materials include research on dioxin, the Dow Chemical Company, birth defects, breast cancer, childhood cancer, fish contamination, Midland cancer statistics, and the relationship between health and environmental exposures.

Box   1  
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 1998-1999
Box   1  
Birth Defects in Midland, Michigan 1970-2002 (3 folders)
Box   1  
Breast Cancer Research 1994-1995
Box   1  
Case Studies in Environmental Medicine - Dioxin Toxicity 1990
Box   1  
Chemical Releases in Midland, Michigan 1997
Box   2  
Childhood Cancer Research 1990s
Box   2  
Childhood Health Concerns 1998-2000
Box   2  
Citizens for Clean Water - Oroville, California 1985-1987
Box   2  
Comments on Toxicological Assessment of TCDD 1999
Box   2  
Department of Natural Resources - Intent to Issue a Hazardous Waste Facility Operating License and Federal Permit to The Dow Corning Corporation 1994
Box   2  
Dioxin Airborne Research 1990s
Box   2  
Dioxin, Pesticides, and Soft-Tissue Sarcoma - Research 1966-2002
Box   2  
Dioxin Receptor, undated
Box   2  
Dioxin Research 1983-1997
Box   2  
Dioxin Studies 1981-1985 (2 folders)
Box   2  
Dioxin Watch in Midland, Michigan 1990s
Box   2  
Dow Air Emissions in Midland 1990s
Box   2  
Dow Chemical Company - Sara Title III Release Notifications 1987-1999 (2 folders)
Box   2  
Dow Chemical Sampling Results, South Saginaw Road, Midland - Department of Environmental Quality 2002
Box   2  
Dow Deep Well Disposal - Brine Wells 1980s
Box   2  
Dow/Greenpeace - VD Lawsuit 1985
Box   2  
Dow Promises and Goals, from Progress Report 1996
Box   2  
Effects of Dioxin on Midland Air 1990s
Box   2  
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - Research 1995-1997
Box   2  
Fact Sheet - Proposed Renewal Operating License for The Dow Chemical Company 2002
Box   2  
Facts About Dioxin and Health 2002
Box   2  
Fish Contamination - Route of Exposure 1997
 
Greenpeace
Box   2  
Bhopal, India Diaster 2001-2002
Box   2  
Genetically Engineered Food 1997
Box   2  
Midland, Michigan 1985-2001
Box   2  
Tittabawassee River Dioxin Study 2002
Box   2  
Health and Environmental Exposures - Research 1987-1997
Box   2  
Index of Files on Dioxin Study, undated
 
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Box   2  
1999-2002
Box   2  
Tittabawassee River Flood Plain and Sediment Studies, Phases I-II, undated
Box   2  
Tittabawassee/Saginaw River Flood Plain Studies, Phases I-III, undated
Box   2  
Midland Cancer Statistics 1950-1978
Box   2  
Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission - Low-Level Radioactive Waste, undated
 
Newspaper Clippings
Box   2  
Dioxin in Midland, Michigan 1997
Box   2  
Dow Chemical Company 1982-2006
Box   2  
Health and Environmental Concerns 1980-2003
Box   2  
No Spray Coalition 2002
Box   2  
Observations of Midland Residents 1980s
Box   2  
Occupational Health 1980-1982
Box   3  
Pedco-Dioxins National Biological Sampling 1980s
Box   3  
Periodical Publication Clippings - Environmental Research 1987-2000
Box   3  
Public Participation Documents for The Dow Chemical Company - Permit Application Number 212-00A 2001
Box   3  
Research on the Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants 1990s
Box   3  
Review of Congenital Anomaly and Breast Cancer Information for Midland County 1985-1995
Box   3  
Silicone Breast Implant Victims 1990s
Box   3  
Silicone Implant Dangers 1990s
Box   3  
Study of Dioxin and Other Toxic Pollutants, Midland, Michigan 1985 (2 folders)
Box   3  
Triclopyr Information Packet - Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides 1990
Box   3  
Twenty-First Century Global Warming, undated
Box   3  
Uncertain Dioxin Soil Cleanup Levels 1997
Box   3  
United States Environmental Protection Agency 1985-1986
Box   3  
United States Environmental Protection Agency - Data Call-in Notice for Analytical Chemistry Data 1987
Box   3  
Veterans and Worker Health Studies 1986-1998
 
Collected Publications [series]

The Collected Publications series, 1979-2004 (1.6 linear feet), consists of newsletters, magazines, and journals that Diane Hebert collected from various corporate and environmental organizations. Materials include publications produced by Communities for a Better Environment, the Dow Chemical Company, the Ecology Center, Greenpeace, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, among other organizations.

Box   3  
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: Taking an Exposure History 1994
Box   3  
Around Dow - Global and Local News for Dow Michigan Division Employees 1996-2002
Box   3  
Chemical Heritage - Newsmagazine of the Chemical Heritage Foundation 1998
Box   3  
Chlorine Free - A Greenpeace Publication 1992-1993
Box   3  
Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste - Stop Dioxin Exposure Campaign, undated
Box   3  
Citizen's Clearinghouse for Toxic Waste - Fifth Anniversary Convention: Five Years of Progress 1981-1986
Box   3  
Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination - Clearinghouse Newsletter 1993-2002
Box   3  
Citizens' Guide to Natural Resources and the Environment 1996
Box   3  
Citizens' Guide to Understanding Measurements of Toxic and Radioactive Concentrations - Citizens Environmental Coalition 1990
Box   3  
Citizens' Guidebook to the Saginaw Bay Watershed, undated
Box   3  
Clean Production Task Force of Great Lakes United - Planning for the Sunset: A Case Study for Eliminating Dioxins by Phasing Out PVC Plastics 1995
Box   3  
Communities Concerned About Corporations - Bhopal 1994
Box   3  
Communities for a Better Environment - Environmental Review 1996
Box   3  
Communities for a Better Environment, Review - CBE Wins Clean Air Victory 1996
Box   3  
Community Relations Handbook, undated
Box   3  
Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division - Department Updates 2002
Box   3  
Dioxin Digest: Taking Action to Stop Dioxin 1996-2001
Box   3  
Dioxin Publications Concerning Dow Workers March 11, 2002
Box   3  
Dow Chemical Company - Community Update: A Newsletter with the Latest Information on the Dioxin/Furan Situation 2004
 
Dow Friends
Box   3  
1979-1985
Box   3  
1986-1990
Box   3  
1991-1993
Box   3  
1994-1996
Box   3  
Dressed to Kill: The Dangers of Dry Cleaning and the Case for Chlorine-Free Alternatives 1994
Box   4  
Dying from Dioxin: A Citizen's Guide to Reclaiming Our Health and Rebuilding Democracy, undated
Box   4  
EAD Bulletin 1998-2002
Box   4  
The Ecologist 1995
Box   4  
Ecology Reports - The Official Publication of the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor 1985-1997
Box   4  
Environment and Energy Daily 2002
Box   4  
Environmental Action 1982-1983
Box   4  
Exchange - Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. 2001
Box   4  
Fertility on the Brink: The Legacy of the Chemical Age - A Report by the National Wildlife Federation 1994
Box   4  
Focus on International Joint Commission Activities 1993
Box   4  
From the Ground Up - Official Publication of the Ecology Center 1998-2000
Box   4  
From the Ground Up - Ecological Preservation and Restoration 2001-2002
Box   4  
Grassroots Environmental Movement Center for Health, Environment, and Justice - Everyone's Backyard 1997-2002
Box   4  
Great Lakes Bulletin, Magazine of the Michigan Land Use Institute 2000
Box   4  
Great Lakes Connections - State of the Great Lakes 1990-1991
 
Greenpeace
Box   4  
Dioxin News, undated
Box   4  
General pamphlet, undated
Box   4  
International Toxics Investigator 1996
Box   4  
Magazine 1991
Box   4  
Pamphlet - Take Action for a Healthy Future: Building the Great Lakes Environmental Health Movement 1995
Box   4  
Health Care Without Harm - The Campaign for Environmentally Responsible Health Care, undated
Box   4  
Hormone Copycats - National Wildlife Federation, Great Lakes Natural Resource Center 1994
Box   4  
Houston Chronicle - Toxic Secrecy 1998
Box   4  
How to Live with the New 20th Century Illness: A Resource Guide for Living Chemically-Free 1983
Box   4  
In These Times 1988
Box   4  
Inconclusive by Design: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Federal Environmental Health Research, undated
Box   4  
INFACT At Work: Challenging Corporate Abuse, Building Grassroots Power Summer 2002
Box   4  
INFACT: Campaiging for Corporate Accountability 1997-1998
Box   4  
INFACT Update: Campaigning for Corporate Accountability 1995
Box   4  
Journal of Pesticide Reform - Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides 1999
Box   4  
Lone Tree Council - The Leaflet 1991-2006
 
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Box   4  
Environmental Assistance Division (EAD) Bulletin 2000
Box   4  
Tittabawassee/Saginaw River Flood Plain Environmental Assessment Initiative, Midland 2002
Box   4  
Tittabawassee/Saginaw River Flood Plain, City of Midland Soils Environmental Assessment Initiative 2004
Box   4  
Michigan Environmental Report 2002
Box   4  
Michigan Privitization Report 1996
Box   4  
Michigan Right to Farm Act 1995
Box   4  
Ministry for the Environment - Reporting on Persistent Organochlorines in New Zealand 1998
Box   4  
National Network to Prevent Birth Defects - Birth Defect Prevention News 1985
Box   4  
National Wildlife Federation - Campus Ecology Connection, the Campus Newsletter for Environmental Projects 1995
Box   4  
NCAP News: A Publication of the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides 1984-1985
Box   4  
Pesticides and You: News from the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP) 1998
 
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Box   4  
Death by Degrees: The Health Threats of Climate Change in Michigan 2000
Box   4  
Drinking Water and Disease: What Health Care Providers Should Know, undated
Box   4  
PR Watch: Public Interest Reporting on the Public Relations Industry 1994
Box   4  
Rachel's Hazardous Waste News 1993-1994
Box   4  
Rag: Newsletter of the National Oil Refinery Action Network 1996-1997
Box   4  
SA Talks, the Newsletter of Sustainable America 1997
Box   4  
The Safe Hometowns Guide - How to Do a Community Reassessment of Chemical Site Safety and Security After September 11, 2001
Box   4  
Silicon Valley Toxics News 1988
Box   4  
Taking Action for the Earth - Monthly Newsletter of the Free The Planet! Network 1998
Box   4  
Technology Vision 2020 - The U.S. Chemical Industry 1996
Box   4  
Waste Not: The Weekly Reporter for Rational Resource Management 1990-1996
Box   4  
Water Quality News, Midland, Michigan 2002
Box   4  
Women's Environment and Development Organization - Women, Health, and the Environment: Action for Cancer Prevention Campaign, undated
 
Collected Reports [series]

The Collected Reports series, 1976-2009 (4.2 linear feet), consists of various environmental and organizational reports produced by private corporations, government agencies, and activist organizations. These include the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice, the Dow Chemical Company, Greenpeace, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, among others. Topics include air pollution, cancer, dioxin, hazardous waste, chlorine, pesticides, and soil contamination. Also included are some of the annual reports of the Dow Chemical Company from 1995 to 2003.

Box   4  
Achieving Zero Dioxin: An Emergency Strategy for Dioxin Elimination - Greenpeace 1994
Box   4  
Action Plan for the Provision of Useful Prescription Medicine Information 1996
Box   4  
Adverse Public Health Effects of Proposed 750 MW Supercritical Pulverized Coal Power Plant, Midland, Michigan 2009
Box   4  
Air Pollution: Reliability and Adequacy of Air Quality Dispersion Models 1988
Box   4  
Ambient Air Monitoring and Health Risk Assessment for The Dow Chemical Company Midland Manufacturing Facility 1995
Box   4  
America's Choice: Children's Health or Corporate Profit - The American People's Dioxin Report 1999
Box   4  
Annual Review of the Memorandum of Understanding on Control of Toxic Substances 1989
Box   5  
Aquatic Landscape Development at Dow's Midland Plant Site 1997
Box   5  
Baseline Chemical Characterization of Saginaw Bay Watershed Sediments - A Report to the Office of the Great Lakes, MDEQ 2002
Box   5  
Bioassay of 2,7-Dichlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (DCDD) for Possible Carcinogenicity 1979
Box   5  
Breast Cancer and Organochlorines, undated
Box   5  
The Burning Question: Chlorine and Dioxin - A Greenpeace Report 1997
Box   5  
The Carcinogen Assessment Group's Risk Assessment 1980
Box   5  
Carcinogenesis Bioassay of 2, 3, 7, 8 - Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin in Swiss-Webster Mice 1982
Box   5  
Carol Van Strum vs. Lee M. Thomas, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1986
 
Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
Box   5  
A User's Guide to CHEJ's Services and Assistance, undated
Box   5  
Cigarette Science?: Groups Issue Warning on Dioxin Industry Funding of Six Members of EPA Review Panel 2000
Box   5  
Stop Dioxin Exposure Campaign 2000-2001
Box   5  
Clean Water Network - Status Reports 1996-1997
Box   5  
Cleanup Levels for Dioxin Contaminated Soils 1997
Box   5  
Comments of The Dow Chemical Company Regarding Petitioned Health Consultation - Public Comment Release, Dioxin Contamination in Soil 2002
Box   5  
Consent Order between The Dow Chemical Company and the Department of Environmental Quality 1997
Box   5  
Department of Environmental Quality - Amended Final Order for Dow Chemical Company 2000
Box   5  
Department of Environmental Quality/Dow Framework for an Agreement, undated
Box   5  
Department of Natural Resources - Public Notice, Intent to Issue a Hazardous Waste Facility Operating License and Federal Permit to Dow 1994
Box   5  
Dereliction of Duty: How the Department of Environmental Quality Endangers Michigan's Environment and Public Health 2000
Box   5  
Development and Application of a Citizen's Guide for Community Health Studies - An Invitational Forum 1984
Box   5  
Dioxin and Dioxin-Like Compounds in Soil, Interim Policy Guideline - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 1997
Box   5  
Dioxin Fallout in the Great Lakes: Where It Comes From; How to Prevent It; At What Cost 1996
Box   5  
Dioxins and Health: Truth or Consequences 1996
Box   5  
Dow: A Report on the Company's Environmental Policies and Practices 1994
Box   5  
Dow Chemical Businesses 1997
 
Dow Chemical Company
 
Annual Report
Box   5  
1995-2001
Box   5  
2002-2003
Box   5  
Chlorine - A Building Block of Our World 1995
Box   5  
Comments Regarding Petitioned Health Consultation 2002
Box   5  
Comments Regarding Petitioned Health Consultation, Supplemental 2002
Box   5  
Continuing the Responsible Care Journey, Steps Toward Sustainability: Progress Report on Environment, Health, and Safety 1996
Box   5  
Dioxin Overview 2002
Box   5  
Draft Petition for a Treatability Variance 1999
Box   5  
Final Draft Petition for a Treatability Variance 2000
Box   5  
Michigan Division Project XL Proposal 1995-1996
Box   5  
Notice of Deficiency on Remedial Investigation Scopes of Work for Midland Area Soils and Tittabawassee River and Floodplain 2003
Box   5  
Progress Report 1996
Box   5  
Project XL Application 1996
Box   5  
Public Notice of Draft Permit and Public Meeting and Public Hearing 2004
Box   5  
Public Report 1999
Box   5  
Safety, Health, and Environmental Report 1995-1996
Box   5  
Violations Reports 1998-2002
Box   5  
Draft Health Consultation - Dow Chemical Company Midland: Dioxin Contamination in the Tittabawassee Floodplain 2001
Box   5  
Environmental Progress Report - Recognizing Employee Contributions 1994
Box   5  
Environmental Protection Agency - Health Effects of Dioxins, undated
Box   5  
Environmental Protection Agency - Science Advisory Board - Annual Staff Report 1994
Box   6  
Environmental Protection Agency - Strategic Plan 2003-2008
Box   6  
Epidemiologic Study of Soft-Tissue Sarcoma in East-Central Michigan 1980-1986
 
Estimating Exposure to Dioxin-Like Compounds
Box   6  
Volume I, Executive Summary, Review Draft 1994
Box   6  
Volume II, Properties, Sources, Occurrence, and Background Exposures 1994
Box   6  
Volume III, Site-Specific Assessment Procedures 1994
Box   6  
Evaluation of Dioxin/Furans in Soils in Midland 2001
Box   6  
Evaluation of Michigan's Proposed Fish Advisory Program 1998
Box   6  
Evaluation of Soft and Connective Tissue Cancer Mortality Rates for Midland and Other Michigan Counties - Michigan Department of Public Health 1983
Box   6  
Evaluation of Suspected Environmental Contamination of the Hemlock, Michigan Area 1980
Box   6  
Friends of the Earth - Report from Washington, the Birth Defect Prevention Project 1983
Box   6  
Great Lakes Bird Study - Bird Deformities in Saginaw Bay 1987
 
Greenpeace
Box   6  
Children's Toys Leaching Hazardous Chemicals 1997
Box   6  
Chlorine, Human Health, and the Environment: The Breast Cancer Warning 1993
Box   6  
Dioxin More Dangerous Than Previously Thought, EPA Finds 1997
Box   6  
Dow Brand Dioxin: Dow Makes You Poison Great Things 1995
Box   6  
Incineration of Hazardous Waste, undated
Box   6  
Playing with Fire: Hazardous Waste Incineration 1993
Box   6  
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic: Primary Contributor to the Global Dioxin Crisis 1995
 
The Product is the Poison
Box   6  
Part I: The Case for a Chlorine Phase-out 1991
Box   6  
Part II: Chlorinated Solvents and the Great Lakes Auto Industry 1991
Box   6  
The PVC Lifecycle: Dioxin From Cradle to Grave 1997
Box   6  
Transition Planning for the Chlorine Phase-Out: Economic Benefits, Costs, and Opportunities 1994
Box   6  
Written Testimony for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment 1991
 
Health Assessment Document for 2, 3, 7, 8 - Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD) and Related Compounds
Box   6  
Volume I 1994
Box   6  
Volume II 1994
Box   6  
Health Consultation: Dioxins in Wild Game Taken from the Tittabawassee River Floodplain 2005
Box   6  
Human Health Risk Assessment: In Support of Proposed Mid-Michigan Energy Station Midland, Michigan 2007
Box   6  
In the Shadow of Bhopal: Corporate Rule in West Virginia - A Report by Communities Concerned about Corporations, undated
Box   6  
Inconclusive By Design: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Federal Environmental Health Research - Investigative Study 1992
Box   6  
Iowa Coal Combustion Waste Disposal 2007
Box   6  
IRA Work Plan: Communications - Work Plan for Advisory Signage at Public Parks, Unofficial Public High Use Areas, and Public Access Fishing Sites 2004
Box   6  
Josephine and Robert Richter vs. Dow Corning Corporation 1990s
Box   6  
Key Findings from the New EPA Dioxin Report, undated
Box   6  
Kicking the Chlorine Habit: Dow Chemical and the Global Phase-Out, undated
Box   6  
Melissa Ortquist vs. Dow Chemical 1986
Box   7  
Michigan Air Quality Division - Clean Air Act Amendments 112r Final Rule 1997
 
Michigan Commission of Agriculture
Box   7  
Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices for Manure Management and Utilization 1999
Box   7  
Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices for Pesticide Utilization and Pest Control 1999
Box   7  
Michigan Department of Community Health Update 2000s
 
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Box   7  
Dow Chemical Company, Consent Order 2002
Box   7  
Dow Chemical Company, Corrective Action Consent Order 2002
Box   7  
Final Report: Phase II Tittabawassee/Saginaw River Dioxin Flood Plain Sampling Study 2003
Box   7  
Fish Contaminant Monitoring Report 1999
Box   7  
Framework for an Agreement between the State of Michigan and the Dow Chemical Company 2005
Box   7  
Part 201 Cleanup Criteria 1995-1999
Box   7  
Staff Activity Report 2002
Box   7  
Waste and Hazardous Materials Division - Tri-County Project Coordination Plan and Community Involvement Plan 2000s
Box   7  
Waste Management Division - Summary of 1996 Midland Dioxin Screening Study Results, Working Draft of Document for Public Release 1997
Box   7  
Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Staff Report 1992
Box   7  
Michigan Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program - Annual Report 2000 (2 folders)
 
Michigan Operations
Box   7  
Current Dioxin Emissions, undated
Box   7  
Revised Soil Sampling Summary Report 2000
Box   7  
Michigan Source Reduction Initiative 1999
Box   7  
Michigan Task Force on Dioxin and Environmental Health in Midland, MI 2000
Box   7  
Midland County Community Health Assessment - Midland County Health and Human Services Council 1999
Box   7  
Midland County Environmental Health Code 1994
Box   7  
Midland/Dow Community Advisory Panel - 1994-1995 Annual Report to the Community 1995
Box   7  
Midland Soil Sampling - Dioxin, Sample Data 1996
Box   7  
Names of Dow Products 1976
Box   7  
National Center for Small Communities - Action Guide for Source Water Funding 1997
Box   7  
No Margin of Safety: A Preliminary Report on Dioxin Pollution and the Need for Emergency Action in the Pulp and Paper Industry - Greenpeace, Great Lakes Campaign 1987
Box   7  
The Paradigm Shift in Pollution Prevention Activity 1997
 
Pesticides
Box   7  
EPA's Formidable Task to Assess and Regulate Their Risks - U.S. General Accounting Office 1986
Box   7  
Export of Unregistered Pesticides is Not Adequately Monitored by EPA 1989
 
Petitioned Health Consultation - Public Comment Release
Box   7  
Dioxin Contamination in Soil 2001
Box   7  
Dioxin Contamination in the Tittabawassee River Floodplain South of Midland, MI 2002
Box   7  
Physical and Chemical Properties of Dioxins in Relation to their Disposal, undated
Box   7  
Pointman Project: The Measurement of Dioxin Levels in Vietnam Veterans Who Were Heavily Exposed to Agent Orange During the War 1986
Box   7  
President Clinton's Proposal for the Clean Water Act 1994
Box   7  
Project Dow - Public Participation, undated
Box   7  
Public Comments - For Dioxin Contamination in Midland Soil and Tittabawassee River Floodplain 2002
Box   7  
Public Health Implications of Persistent Toxic Substances in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basins 1998
Box   7  
Pulp and Paper Pollution Prevention Program - Annual Report 1999
Box   7  
Putting the Lid on Dioxins: Protecting Human Health and the Environment - A Joint Report by Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Environmental Defense Fund, undated
Box   7  
Record of Decision for Transportable Treatment Systems for Non-Stockpile Chemical Warfare Material 2002
Box   7  
Report of the Aquatic Ecosystem Objectives Committee 1982
Box   7  
Report of the Community Dioxin Panel - Midland, MI 2001
Box   7  
Responsiveness Summary - Hazardous Waste Facility Operating License Renewal and Major Operating License Modification 2003
Box   7  
Review of Community Participation in Environmental Decision Making 1997
Box   7  
Review of Exposure and Pathology Data for Seven Cases Reported as Soft Tissue Sarcoma, undated
 
Review of Literature on Herbicides, Including Phenoxy Herbicides and Associated Dioxins
Box   7  
Volume I, Analysis of Literature 1981
Box   7  
Volume II, Annotated Bibliography 1981
Box   8  
Risk Assessment for Dioxin Contamination at Midland, Michigan 1988
Box   8  
Risk Assessment for Global Chemical Pollution? The Case for a Precautionary Policy on Chlorine Chemistry 1995
Box   8  
Risk Characterization of Dioxins 2000s
Box   8  
The Safe Hometowns Guide: Chemical Reassessment of Chemical Site Safety and Security After September 11, 2001
Box   8  
Scope of Statement - Non-Stockpile Chemical Warfare Material Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement 1997
Box   8  
Serious Reduction of Hazardous Waste - Summary, undated
Box   8  
Site Security Guidelines for the U.S. Chemical Industry 2001
Box   8  
Soil Sampling Summary Report - The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI 1999
Box   8  
State of Iowa Before the Iowa Utilities Board - Interstate Power and Light Company, Direct Testimony of James E. Hansen, undated
 
State of Michigan
Box   8  
Circuit Court for the County of Saginaw: Plaintiffs vs. The Dow Chemical Company 2003
Box   8  
Department of Environmental Quality vs. The Dow Chemical Company 2001-2002
Box   8  
Statement by Edward N. Brandt, Jr., M.D. Assistant Secretary for Health Department of Health and Human Services 1983
Box   8  
Stop Dioxin Exposure Campaign - Chemical Industry's Efforts to Keep the Truth about Dioxin Behind Closed Doors 2001
Box   8  
A Strategy for Improved Pesticide Management in Michigan - A Report to the Governor's Environmental Cabinet Council, undated
Box   8  
Submittal of Draft Soil Sampling Work Plan 1998
Box   8  
Superfund - Funding for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 1987
Box   8  
Survivors of the DEQ - Citizens Demand Reform of Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality, undated
Box   8  
Technical Evaluation for Dow Chemical Company No. 8 Chemical Disposal Well 1981
Box   8  
Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - Effects of TCDD on Human Health 1979
Box   8  
Toxicology and Epidemiology Report - Dioxin in Great Lakes Fish 1985
Box   8  
Ultratrace Analysis of Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in Samples of Deer Tissue by Gas Chromatography/High Resolution Mass Spectrometry 1979
Box   8  
United States Automobile Assembly Plants and Their Communities: Environmental, Economic, and Demographic Profile 1997
Box   8  
United States Department of Health and Human Services - Toxicological Profile for 2,4-Dinitrotoluene and 2,6-Dinitrotoluene (Update) 1998
Box   8  
United States Environmental Protection Agency - Research and Development: Health Assessment Document for Dioxins 1983 (4 folders)
Box   8  
United States Environmental Protection Agency - Research and Development: Health and Environmental Effects Profile for Tetra-, Penta-, and Hexachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxins 1984
Box   8  
United States General Accounting Office - Hazardous Waste: Controls Over Injection Well Disposal Operations 1987
Box   8  
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Inspection and Enforcement - In the Matter of Consumers Power Company, Director's Decision Under 10 CFR 2.206 1983
Box   8  
University of Michigan, School of Public Health - Survey on Environmental Policy 1991
Box   8  
Update on PVC Restrictions 1996
Box   8  
White Paper on Polyvinyl Chloride, undated
Box   8  
Zeroing Out Dioxin in the Great Lakes: Within Our Reach 1996
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The Bentley Historical Library houses the following related collections: Lone Tree Council records: 1986-2011 (bulk 2004-2008).