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Floodwaters in Michigan close Dow chemical plant

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 20, 2020
Floodwaters from two breached dams in Michigan have threatened a massive Dow chemical plant forcing the complex to shut, the company said.
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Dow said Wednesday that its sprawling headquarters in Midland was closed as a surge of water reached its offices on the banks of the Tittabawassee River.

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“Dow’s local emergency operations center is fully activated and is implementing its flood preparedness plan,” the company said in a statement.

“All operating units on site have been safely shutdown, except for facilities needed for safely managing chemical containment, and all railcars are secured.”

The chemical company said the rising water had begun “commingling” around 10 a.m. ET with the property’s containment ponds used to combat the floods.