Two community sessions will allow residents around the site of a proposed petrochemical plant to discuss concerns and learn more about the facility.
The community will hear the opinions of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and Beaver County officials on the impact of the proposed Shell plant.
In a statement regarding community outreach efforts, Dewitt Peart, PRA president, said, “Although Shell has not yet made a final decision about building a world-scale petrochemical complex in Beaver County, it is time for the community to move ahead and learn more about petrochemical facilities, associated downstream activities and the impact and benefits that the community and our region as a whole can expect to experience.”
The sessions will be the first in a series meant to educate the public about the plant’s operation and economic impact.
The first program will include a presentation from Shell representatives and comments from local officials who toured similar facilities in Louisiana.
The first session will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Central Valley High School auditorium. Parking will be available for the free program.
Those interested in attending must RSVP at www.pittsburghregion.org or call 412-392-4555, ext. 4572.
The program will be repeated at the same time and place on Aug. 22.