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Is one of the nation's top chemical companies about to break up? Yes, if activist investor Trian Fund Management has anything to say about it. According to reports, the fund is now publicly pushing for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DuPont) (NYSE: DD) to split up after the chemical giant's board refused to listen to calls for changes to its board. The Wall Street Journal reports that Trian owns a $1.6 billion stake in DuPont and has pushed for the breakup for some time.