The Dow Chemical Company, Michigan Operations, Midland Plant and Salzburg Road Landfill
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Michigan Operations, Midland Plant is a chemical manufacturing complex located at 1790 Building, Washington Street in Midland, Michigan, and the Dow, Michigan Operations, Salzburg Road Landfill is a hazardous waste landfill located at 2314 West Salzburg Road, in Midland, Michigan.
The combined Midland Plant and Salzburg Road Landfill complex is comprised of approximately 2,052 acres. Dow manufactures a variety of chemical products using a variety of process equipment including reactors, distillation/fractionation columns, separators, storage tanks/silos, boilers, condensers, thermal heat recovery, oxidation units, scrubbers, etc. at various locations within the Dow Chemical Complex. Many locations across the complex generate hazardous waste which Dow is licensed to store, treat, and dispose of under the hazardous waste license issued by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Materials Management Division (MMD).
Dow's license covers its hazardous waste container storage, tank storage and treatment, surface impoundment storage and treatment, incinerator, and on-site and off-site clean-up (corrective action) activities. Dow's license also cover the Salzburg Road Landfill located southwest of the intersection of Waldo and Salzburg Roads. Dow also has separate air and wastewater permits, and a separate solid waste landfill permit and license for other operations occurring within the complex.
EGLE, MMD, Environmental Engineer, Daniel Dailey, 517-242-7261
EGLE, MMD, Geologist, Salzburg Landfill Only, Joseph Rogers, 517-599-5312
EGLE, MMD, Hazardous Waste Inspector, Trisha Confer, 989-225-7968
EGLE, AQD, Air Inspector, Kathy Brewer, 989-439-2100
EGLE, RRD, Water Inspector, Brian Eustice, 517-242-1170
Department of Health and Human Services Toxicologist, Joost Vant Erve, Phone: 517-284-0244; Cell: 517-648-8227
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Toxicologist, Kay Fritz, 517-284-5731
EPA, Superfund, Community Involvement Coordinator, Diane Russell, 989-395-3493
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Lisa Williams, 517-256-0231
What Is EGLE Doing?
January 18, 2022, EGLE, DHHS, and MDARD hosted a Public Meeting on Raising Chickens and Livestock in Midland and Downstream River Areas.
The following links were also shared in the Public Meeting presentation and in the meeting chat:
- EGLE Dow Chemical Company Website, Michigan.gov/DowChemicalMidland
- EGLE, DHHS, and MDARD Know Before Your Grow Fact Sheet
- EGLE Agricultural Advisories for Chicken and Livestock in Midland and Downstream River Areas Web Map
- DHHS Dioxin Information Website
- DHHS Eat Safe Fish Website
- EGLE Dioxin Information Website
- EPA Dow Chemical Superfund Website
- MDARD Report on Urban Agriculture in Michigan: Things to Consider About Soil and Water
Subscribe to the Dow mailing list to receive updates from EGLE related to the Dow license and corrective action activities. You are the eyes and ears of your community. Through your observations and reporting of activities of concern, you play a valuable role in helping the EGLE protect human health and the environment. To file a complaint or share details about improper waste handling or disposal, contact EGLE through the Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS) Hotline at 800-292-4706.