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Dow to Suspend Louisiana Dock Work as Mississippi Swells

May 16, 2011
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Dow Chemical Co. will suspend dock operations at two factory sites in Louisiana tomorrow as a precaution against potential flooding from the swollen Mississippi River, according to Bloomberg. While the company doesn’t expect floods at its Plaquemine and St. Charles sites, it is suspending dock work based on water-level projections. The Mississippi and Ohio rivers, swollen by heavy rain and melted snow, have been inundating cities and towns, flooding cropland and disrupting shipping. Dow has three ethylene plants, known as crackers, along the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

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