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Shell's Ethane Cracker Receives Mixed Reviews From Locals And Environmentalists

Shell has announced they will build a cracker plant in Beaver Co. similar to this ethylene cracker complex by Shell in Singapore.

After waiting five years, Beaver County has received the news from Shell Chemical Appalachia that a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker will be built on the site of the former Horsehead zinc smelter. The plant is expected to provide 600 permanent jobs when it opens. But what concerns has this development raised for environmentalists? We'll ask Allegheny Front reporter Reid Frazier.    

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