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Protests Force Relocation of Chinese P-Xylene Project

8:33 AM MST | January 19, 2009 | DEEPTI RAMESH

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) has approved construction of a para -xylene plant near Zhangzhou, China. The project was relocated from Xiamen, China after protests by residents of Xiamen caused construction of the $2-billion plant to be halted in 2007, media reports say. The plant will be China’s biggest p -xylene unit, with capacity for 800,000 m.t./year, and will be built by Tenglong Aromatic PX Co. (Xiamen). The municipal government of Xiamen suspended construction of the plant in the city following mass demonstrations by local...

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