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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Homeowners Near Proposed Cracker Plant Continue to Hold Out for More Money

From The Times Leader:
Living next to a $10 billion ethane cracker, which likely will emit various air pollutants and constant noise, is not something Jonathan Turak said the 10 Belmont County property owners he represents are interested in doing.

“It will be impossible for them to continue to live there,” said Turak of those he represents who live on Dilles Bottom Road, an area just south of where Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical and South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co. hope to build the giant petrochemical plant. 
“We are ready and willing and able to sit down with them when they make an appropriate offer,”he said. “So far, that has not happened.” 
Earlier this year, Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined officials representing both Asian companies to discuss the project at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. At the time, officials said they elected to exercise an option to purchase the Ohio-West Virginia Excavating property, which is to the south and west of the R.E. Burger site the developers acquired last year. In total, officials said they control about 500 acres needed to build the plant.
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