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Protests Halt P-Xylene Project

1:51 PM MDT | July 31, 2007 | Deepti Ramesh

The municipal government of Xiamen, China has suspended construction of a $1.4-billion para-xylene plant in the city after local residents held mass demonstrations, and sent more than 1 million mobile phone messages to the city authorities, in protest against the project. Residents say that the p-xylene unit would cause health hazards and pollution. The city government says it will reassess the environmental impact of the project in light of the protests. Para-troops: Protesters march through Xiamen. Tenglong Aromatic PX Co. (Xiamen) is building the plant, which...

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