Dow Chemical Agrees to $77M Settlement to Compensate for Midland Plant Pollution

Midland-based Dow Chemical is spending $77 million on projects to restore the environment around its plant.

It’s part of a settlement reached with the federal and state governments to compensate for pollution Dow caused since opening its plant.

The state says Dow released hazardous substances into rivers for decades.

They say those contaminants harmed wildlife and prompted warnings about eating wild game and fish in some areas.

Dow will fund fish spawning and habitat improvements, wetland restoration, and the creation of public nature areas.