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Aliquippa Citizens Wonder If They Will Benefit From A Promised Boom Of The Shell Plant

Community members from Aliquippa raised questions and concerns Thursday about whether its residents will benefit from the economic boom that corporate and government leaders say will come after the construction of Shell’s ethane cracker plant is complete.

At a community meeting, Shell representatives told about 65 people that the company was ramping up its hiring.

“We’re getting prepared to operate. It means pretty much we are hiring a bunch of people,” Jeff Krafve, the asset general manager at Shell, told the crowd gathered within the Aliquippa Jr./Sr. High School. “We hired 100 within the last three weeks. We are now at over 330. We are on our way to 600.”

But as some residents started milling around the informational booths set up, they had questions about what benefits they might experience.

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In Your Opinion

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Already Left
Guest
Already Left

I think if it hasn’t already happened then it’s too late! The boom is in the construction! When completed there will only be 600 jobs!

Raven
Member
Raven

Dream on… The plant won’t even be paying a fair share of taxes. “There’s a sucker born every minute.“ — P.T. Barnum.

detailed
Guest
detailed

P.T. Barnum never said theres a sucker born every minute.

Raven
Member
Raven

The only people hiring will be Heritage Valley Beaver to handle the new respiratory illnesses and Two Men and a Truck moving company to handle the exodus out.

John Q Taxpayer
Member
John Q Taxpayer

Shell gets a Billion Dollars in tax breaks over 25 years and we get plenty of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and benzene, a known carcinogen.

Truthful
Guest
Truthful

…..you CAN move…..

Frank Discussion
Guest
Frank Discussion

I think the residents of beaver co. are realizing they’ve been had. As a resident of Republiscum butler co. I know I’m looking forward to breathing their toxic effluent because Ohio’s air just doesn’t quite have enough stinkin poison in it. Thanks human excrement local TRUMP TRASH your sh*t lives forever

Moon Tqp Trouper
Guest
Moon Tqp Trouper

How else are they going to continue their illustrious careers of shoveling things….or hauling things?

Woodchuckchuck
Guest
Woodchuckchuck

The Shell development in Beaver County was facilitated during the Obama administration (dems), catered to by the Wolf as PA’s governor (dems), and propped up by the majority Democrat Beaver County commissioner lineup pre-2015. Hate to break it to you, but this entire thing was put into gear well before President Trump even announced he was running.

Conman
Member
Conman

While Shell May have been catered to by Wolf, Tom Corbett was in charge of this giveaway. Everybody needs to stop looking through the lenses of Democrat/Republican. Accept that all politicians are dirtbags. They want votes, they want money, they want power, and they want all of us to be kept in the dark.

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