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New Jobs Could Be Coming To Tuscola

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Cronus Chemicals wants to build a $1.2 billion plant to manufacture nitrogen-based fertilizer that is used by corn and soybean farms.

The potential expansion comes with concerns after a Texas fertilizer plant blew-up killing 15 earlier this year.

Officials in Tuscola, point out that there is already a large chemical plant near the proposed fertilizer site.

Lower prices for natural gas make the plant more feasible now than in years past when prices were high.

Cronus Chemical says that if they build the plant there will be about 2,000 short-term construction jobs and 150 permanent positions.

Illinois lawmakers have passed legislation that includes tax breaks and other incentives but other locations also are proposing their own incentives.

It’s not known when a decision might be made.

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