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Residents Oppose Sinopec Para-Xylene Project at Maoming

12:31 AM MDT | July 3, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that Sinopec subsidiary Sinopec Maoming is facing strong protests from residents at Maoming, China against the company’s planned para-xylene plant at Maoming. Local residents say that the site of the p-xylene plant is too close to residential areas and that it will be very harmful to the environment and public health. The feedback came in after the company sought public opinion for an environmental impact assessment, MEP says. The p-xylene plant, to be built with an investment of about $322...

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