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India Scraps West Bengal Chemical Hub

11:57 AM MDT | August 29, 2011 | —natasha alperowicz

Going it alone: The Haldia petchem complex will not form part of a PCPIR. The state government of West Bengal, India has scrapped a proposed Petroleum, Chemicals, and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) at Nayachar Island on environmental grounds. The government decided not to allow a chemical hub in the state because of possible air and land pollution, and potential threats to the livelihood of local fishermen, West Bengal industry and commerce minister Partha Chatterjee told the state assembly recently. The island will instead be developed as an...

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