Can DuPont Spin Off Its Liabilities?

Its 37 active chemical plants—and EPA problems—will go to Chemours

When DuPont announced plans to spin off its major chemical operations in October 2013, it said the move would create a cash-generating dynamo with the leading market share in most of its businesses. The spinoff would let DuPont focus on higher-value products such as solar-panel materials and genetically modified crop seeds, as well as alternatives to fossil fuels.

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