.] [Shintech] The EPA will decide soon whether to approve plans by the Japanese company, Shintech, to build a chemical plant in the overwhelmingly black town of Convent, Louisiana. It will be the first test of the Clinton Administration's 1994 executive order telling federal agencies to consider the health and environmental effects their decisions have on minoritiy communities. The town is divided over the project. The area is already home to a number of other big industrial plants and many residents say it will only bring more pollution. But others say the plant will bring good jobs to a poor community. (11:30) -b-
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The EPA will decide soon whether to approve plans by the Japanese company, Shintech, to build a chemical plant in the overwhelmingly black town of Convent, Louisiana. It will be the first test of the Clinton Administration's 1994 executive order telling federal agencies to consider the health and environmental effects their decisions have on minoritiy communities. The town is divided over the project. The area is already home to a number of other big industrial plants and many residents say it will only bring more pollution. But others say the plant will bring good jobs to a poor community. (11:30) -b-