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Cracker plant creates controversy

A rendering of Shell's cracker plant in Beaver, Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of Shell)

By Remy Samuels | For The Pitt News

October 5, 2017

Despite the promise of creating 600 permanent jobs, the ethane cracker plant being built about 40 minutes northwest of Pittsburgh by car continues to face scrutiny from environmental groups. Shell Chemical Appalachia decided in 2012 that Beaver County would be the site of a new $6 billion plant to...

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