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Some say the Ethane Cracker Plant potentially making its way to Dilles Bottom would be an investment in a dying industry.

by: Stephanie Grindley

Posted: Jun 16, 2020 / 05:04 AM EDT/ Updated: Jun 16, 2020 / 05:04 AM EDT

BELMONT COUNTY, OH (WTRF) — Regional economists are warning tri-state governors that the petrochemical boom is a ‘non-starter’… meaning the Ethane Cracker Plant potentially making its way to Dilles Bottom could be a giant leap in the wrong direction. 

Citing a years-long trend of declining profit margins of the Beaver County plant, a group of faculty members from regional colleges and universities are saying the shell cracker plant model will not live up to its promise of bringing

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