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  •  I used to live in Texas, and, yes, 5 miles is near (2+ / 0-)
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    But...people like to live in places, and towns like not to have empty land.

    Five miles is a lot of land to declare off-limits.

    And -- you never answered my question:

    Where do they do that?

    I've driven by an awful lot of refineries in New Jersey, not to mention noxious plants in Gary Indiana, and gotten a whole lot closer than that. Closer than a mile.

    Nobody creates that large a buffer zone.

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    by dinotrac on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 09:43:52 AM PDT

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    •  I didn't say anyone anywhere did that. (0+ / 0-)

      I said that's what should have been done.  The Texas or Louisiana or New Jersey coast might not have a choice in building a new refinery near a populated area,  but there were miles of empty land around West, TX when the fertilizer plant was built.

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      by SueDe on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 10:53:19 AM PDT

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