Floodwaters in Michigan close Dow chemical plantChristian 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’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. ■