supply chains / story
Shell to pay $10 million to Pennsylvania for exceeding emissions limits during the troubled start-up of its massive new plastics plant. The new ethane ‘cracker’ officially switched on last November. The cracker plant had a series of malfunctions this spring, as residents and activists pressed the Department of Environmental Protection to step in. Published in partnership with NBC News.
Supply Chains / story
This feature story gets a first-hand account from people who see the economic opportunity of a new plastics complex — as well as those who “fear a return to a toxic past for a product the world needs less of.”
Written by Hannah Rappleye with the Investigative Unit at NBC News.
Supply Chains / Explainer
Our world is flooded with cheap subsidized plastic. How did we get here? A look back at the history of a now-indispensable industry.
This was an honourable mention for the DPA for Best Science & Technology Storytelling.