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Facility Information

Site Background

In June 2016, Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Shell) proposed plans to construct a petrochemicals complex in Potter Township, Beaver County. Shell has renamed the facility Shell Polymers Monaca Site. The facility includes an ethylene cracker that uses ethane (a natural gas product) to produce polyethylene (a common type of plastic). This first-of-its-kind facility in Pennsylvania required several complex environmental reviews, approvals, and permits from DEP for new construction, remediation of contamination from previous industrial activities on the property, and operation.

The facility has been constructed and began operating in fall 2022. The “What’s New” section under Permitting/Approvals, Air Quality Plan Approval [04-00740] has any information on air quality-related document submissions.

Permitting/Approvals

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Compliance/Enforcement

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