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The Environmental Health Costs of a Petrochemical Future | TruthOut

By Sue Sturgis, Facing South

A chemical industry trade group is touting a job-creating side benefit of fracking in North Carolina, claiming that building a plant to process natural gas into the petrochemical products used to make plastics and synthetic fabrics would create thousands of jobs for the state.

But the experience of other places with similar facilities shows those jobs would come at a heavy cost to the health of the environment and local community.

For more on this story, visit: The Environmental Health Costs of a Petrochemical Future.

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