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Dow India Cancels $100-Million R&D Center Project in Maharashtra
12:59 AM MDT | September 9, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh
Dow India (Mumbai), a Dow Chemical subsidiary, says it has cancelled plans to go ahead with the previously announced $100-million research & development center the company was constructing at Chakan, in the state of Maharashtra, India, following protests over pollution concerns. Work at the proposed R&D center was halted since September 2008, following orders form the Maharashtra government to stop construction. Local villagers protested the establishment of the Dow facility, over fears that it will pollute the nearby rivers. Dow first announced its plans...
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