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New reservoir will fuel petrochemical expansion on Texas coast

Blocked in Louisiana, Formosa Plastics looks to grow around Lavaca Bay instead. But it and other interested industrial plants are waiting for more water.

Formosa Plastic Corp's Lavaca Bay plant in Point Comfort, Texas, pictured on June 7, 2023.

Industrial water demand

Expansion plans

A history of polluting

Diane Wilson stands in Port Lavaca, across Lavaca Bay from the Formosa Plastics Corp. Plant, pictured on July 23, 2023.

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