By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MONACA, Pa. (KDKA) – The Shell cracker plant in Beaver County will generate nearly $3.7 billion statewide each year, according to an RMU study.

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The study says beaver county alone could produce between 260 and 846-million dollars in economic activity.

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During peak construction, about 8,000 workers have been employed on the project. Once it’s up and running, it’ll employ 600 workers.

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Construction on the plant should wrap up next year.