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Residents of Chinese City Protest P-Xylene Plans

11:59 PM MDT | October 26, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Residents of Taizhou, China have started an environmental protest campaign against plans led by PetroChina to build a para-xylene plant near the city, reports say. The plant would form part of a petrochemical complex—possibly including an ethylene unit—costing an estimated Rmb60 billion ($8.8 billion), reports add. The project is at the planning stage and has not been approved, the Taizhou municipal authorities say. Campaigners have so far confined their protests to specially created Web sites, but they threaten to take to the streets if the project...

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