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High toxin levels downplayed by regulators

Keith Matheny of the Traverse City Record-Eagle used state and federal records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act to show that while the public learned about deadly toxins present in the Bay Harbor gated community last fall, "regulators knew of contamination from cement kiln dust piles as far back as the 1980s." The documents also shed light on a deal between Michigan and Bay Harbor developers over the existence of contaminants and cleanup procedures.

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