Manufacturing News

Dow to pay $77 million for decades of pollution

By John Flesher for Cleantech Canada

Nov 11, 2019

Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to fund environmental restoration projects worth an estimated $77 million to compensate for decades of pollution by its plant in Midland, Michigan, officials said Friday.

A deal between the company and government agencies calls for improvements to fish and wildlife habitats tainted by dioxins and other hazardous substances from Dow’s manufacturing complex in its headquarters city of Midland.

The chemical giant also will pay for new public recreation areas with trails, fishing platforms and boating launches.

To learn more, read "Dow agrees to US$77M environmental settlement in Michigan" from Cleantech Canada.