Chemical Plant To Be Built In St. James Parish

A new multi billion-dollar chemical manufacturing complex is coming to St. James Parish. 

The plans to build the facility on 2,400 acres along the banks of the Mississippi River were announced on Monday. The plant will be located just downriver from the Sunshine Bridge and will be built in two phases over the course of ten years.

The plant will produce ethylene, propylene, ethylene glycol and associated polymers.

Officials are calling it "The Sunshine Project", and could begin construction in 2019 pending permit approvals.

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