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Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray is pursuing an MA degree in Media Communication, with a specialization in environmental journalism, at Point Park University’s School of Communication.

What Will the Shell Cracker Bring Along with It?

Orange plastic curtains protect passers-​by from blow torch-​wielding workers who are learning to weld in a new training facility for Steamfitters Local 449. The building on the border of Butler and Beaver counties represents an $18 million bet on a building boom that economists and government officials say the nearby Shell cracker plant…
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