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Chinese City Halts Petrochemical Plant Study After Protests

A coastal city in eastern China has called off preliminary studies for a petrochemical plant after residents protested over the feared environmental impact. The decision by the government of Longkou in Shandong province appears to mark the latest victory in a growing wave of popular opposition to garbage incinerators and industrial plants that could imperil health and quality of life. A statement on the government's website said it had been carrying out an environmental impact...

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