PITTSBURGH (News Radio 1020 KDKA) – As Shell works on its ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, some residents are raising concerns about what it will mean for them, their families and their property values.

Citizens and environmental groups have held meetings to counter what they see as company propaganda.

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This morning, Gov. Tom Wolf stressed that he believes Shell is working to protect the environment.

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“Shell has gone above and beyond, including a new water treatment system, for the city of Beaver, to make sure they have safe drinking water, so there’s some really good things happening,” he said.

The governor told the “KDKA Morning News” the cracker plant will bring much-needed economic development to the area.

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