FOX 66 News at Ten
Good news for some residents who live along the Tittabawassee and Saginaw River flood plains.
The cleanup effort is moving ahead of schedule.
According to the State Department of Environmental Quality, a request submitted by Dow Chemical Company to begin work on 300 properties has been approved.
An inspection was originally planned for next year.
It's part of a five-year plan to clean up neighborhoods contaminated for decades from Dow's plant based in Midland.
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Wednesday, September 26 2012, 03:50 PM EDT
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In the hallowed halls of Columbia University, a nest of convicted killers, armed robbers and terrorists – led by former Weather Underground operative Kathy Boudin – holds court on their unique brand of social justice for admiring students enrolled in the school's social work program according to a FoxNews.com investigation.
|Illinois father gets prison in child-binding case|
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|Mueller urges caution on NSA program changes|
|FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday urged Congress to move carefully before making any changes that might restrict the National Security Agency programs for mass collection of people's phone records and information from the Internet.|
|Man arrested after car on NYC sidewalk injures 8|
|Police have arrested a New York City man in connection with a car wreck that left a half city block in shambles and severely injured a 60-year-old man.|
|Florida man, 87, shoots stepson in face for being a 'moocher,' police say|
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|Best-selling author Vince Flynn dies at age 47|
|Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series and sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota after a more than two-year battle with prostate cancer, according to friends and his publisher.|
|2 New York men tried to assemble X-ray weapon, Feds say|
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|Mueller: FBI uses drones but very seldom|
|FBI Director Robert Mueller (MULL-er) says the law enforcement agency uses drones for surveillance but does so rarely.|
|'Man of Steel' promoted from the pulpit|
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