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Brief -- Ohio Cracker

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) has issued two wastewater discharge permits and a 401 Water Quality Certification to a subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) pcl for its proposed ethane cracker in Belmont County, OH. The permits would allow the facility to discharge wastewater into the Ohio River and storm water into a stream and the river. The agency said PTTGC plans to select one of those to develop. The water quality certificate would allow the discharge of dredged or fill material into streams and wetlands during construction. OEPA said the permits require stronger monitoring requirements and more “detailed analysis” of wastewater intake structures. PTTGC has signed purchase options for nearly 500 acres along the river in Mead Township and invested $100 million for preliminary design work. The company is expected to make a final investment decision sometime early this year.

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