Nuns v. Dow Chemical
The Sisters of Mercy in Detroit agree with Suemedha Sood’s piece earlier this week that Dow Chemical has cleaned up its image, not its practices. Michigan Messenger reports that the nuns, who own Dow stock, introduced a resolution at the company’s annual shareholder meeting today, calling for a report on the "pace and effectiveness’ of the company’s efforts to clean up widespread dioxin contamination from its factory in central Michigan. The company’s management opposes the resolution, saying it will report on dioxin in 2010. Meanwhile, dioxin levels in the local watershed has reached 1.6 million parts per trillion was found in the watershed. Anything over 90 parts per trillion is hazardous your health.