Dow’s headquarters site at Midland, Michigan, was hit by flooding on the morning of 20 May following the collapse of two dams. The company has now stated that “significant progress continues to be made on clean-up and recovery”, including the restoration of utilities, infrastructure, and logistics across the site to normal operations.
The first step in ongoing litigation in the US between Chemours and its parent firm DuPont over the cost of environmental liabilities relating to historic pollution caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) went DuPont’s way on 2 April. Chemours has said that it will appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court.
The DuPont board of directors has reappointed Edward Breen as CEO in addition to his role as executive chairman, following disappointing results in 2019. Breen (above) had been chairman and CEO from 2015 to the merger with Dow, was CEO of DowDuPont until their merger was completed and had taken a board role at Corteva, the split-out crop protection company, since 2019.